mockery definition

  • noun:
    • Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
    • a particular act of ridicule or derision.
    • An object of scorn or ridicule: made a mockery associated with the principles.
    • A false, derisive, or impudent replica: The test had been a mockery of justice.
    • Something ludicrously useless or improper: The couple of packages of food appeared a mockery when confronted with such enormous destitution.
    • The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
    • Something therefore with a lack of essential characteristics concerning inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.
    • anything insultingly imitative; an offensively futile activity, motion etc.
    • Mimicry, imitation, today usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.
    • The act of mocking, deriding, and revealing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit look.
    • Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.
    • Subject of laughter, derision, or recreation.
    • The work of mocking; derisive or deceitful address or action.
    • Derision; ridicule; reckless insult or contempt; recreation; jest.
    • Counterfeit appearance; false program; sham.
    • Vain work; fruitless labor; whatever disappoints or frustrates.
    • Synonyms Mimicry, jeering, gibes.
    • a composition that imitates or misrepresents someone's design, typically in a humorous means
    • entertaining or satirical mimicry
    • showing your contempt by derision

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