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mockery

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noun mock·ery \ˈmä-k(ə-)rē, ˈmȯ-\

Simple Definition of mockery

  • : behavior or speech that makes fun of someone or something in a hurtful way : mocking behavior or speech

  • : a bad or useless copy of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mockery

plural mockeries

  1. 1 :  insulting or contemptuous action or speech :  derision

  2. 2 :  a subject of laughter, derision, or sport

  3. 3 a :  a counterfeit appearance :  imitation b :  an insincere, contemptible, or impertinent imitation <makes a mockery of justice>

  4. 4 :  something ridiculously or impudently unsuitable

Examples of mockery in a sentence

  1. His kind of personality invites mockery.

  2. the children's cruel mockery of each other



15th Century

First Known Use of mockery

15th century


MOCKERY Defined for Kids

mockery

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noun mock·ery \ˈmä-kə-rē\

Definition of mockery for Students

plural mockeries

  1. 1 :  1ridicule <Her singing was the object of mockery.>

  2. 2 :  a bad imitation <a mockery of justice>





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