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mockery

noun mock·ery \ˈmä-k(ə-)rē, ˈm-\

: 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

plural mock·er·ies

Full Definition of MOCKERY

1
:  insulting or contemptuous action or speech :  derision
2
:  a subject of laughter, derision, or sport
3
a :  a counterfeit appearance :  imitation
b :  an insincere, contemptible, or impertinent imitation <makes a mockery of justice>
4
:  something ridiculously or impudently unsuitable

Examples of MOCKERY

  1. His kind of personality invites mockery.
  2. the children's cruel mockery of each other

First Known Use of MOCKERY

15th century

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