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derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, tauntingadjective
abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
"derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
mocking, teasing, quizzicaladjective
playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
"his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
action of the verb to mock
derisive or contemptuous
teasing or taunting
Mockery or mocking is the act of insulting or making light of a person or other thing, sometimes merely by taunting, but often by making a caricature, purporting to engage in imitation in a way that highlights unflattering characteristics. Mockery can be done in a lighthearted and gentle way, but can also be cruel and hateful, such that it "conjures images of corrosion, deliberate degradation, even subversion; thus, 'to laugh at in contempt, to make sport of' (OED)". Mockery appears to be unique to humans, and serves a number of psychological functions, such as reducing the perceived imbalance of power between authority figures and common people. Examples of mockery can be found in literature and the arts.
imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive
The numerical value of mocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of mocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of mocking in a Sentence
We walked away from the draft of that treaty giving a win to Iran, our sworn enemy, iran, who immediately after the deal was struck, started mocking us and poking us and saying yes, of course we're going to violate it. Thanks for freeing up $150 billion, America, too.
For days, [Sonmez] raged with the fire of a thousand burning bras, sending a gazillion tweets calling for more to be done against Weigel, mocking her bosses attacking colleagues and letting the world know how much the Washington Post sucked. And this endless bickering and infighting continued online in public view until the bell rang and they all went to seventh period.
Co-host Joy Behar, who was recently forced to apologize for mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith, even pressed Avenatti on whether or not there is actually evidence regarding claims that Stormy Daniels ' was threatened. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough is about as anti-Trump as anyone in mainstream media. The former Republican congressman disassociated himself from the GOP amid disagreements with the president and is now a registered Independent. His co-host and fianc, MikaBrzezinski, questions Trump’s mental health on a regular basis and has been on the receiving end of personal attacks from Trump’s Twitter account. But despite the on-going feud with Donald Trump at all, the MSNBC star had a hard time believing some of the details alleged by Stormy Daniels ' after Michael Avenatti built up anticipation. [ Avenatti ] told us two weeks ago that she was threatened with assault and we would find out more on ‘ 60 Minutes, ’ when in fact we found out nothing new on ‘ 60 Minutes. ’.
Far too many elected officials have shown over the past two years that the 'consent of the governed' is little more than an inconvenient speed bump on the road to advancing their unpopular agendas. Mocking and dismissing the concerns of the community may be cathartic for petty dictators, but it is not a path to electoral success.
There's a lot that's quite humorous about caravanning, and I always look for unintentional humor. But I didn't set out to make a mocking documentary book on caravanning, i wanted to show it for what it is and be quite honest.
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- ivallinen, pilkallinen, ilkkuvaFinnish
- deridere, beffardo, dileggiare, dileggiante, deridente, burlesco, beffeggiante, schernire, beffeggiareItalian
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