Definition of mockery
2 : a subject of laughter, derision, or sport making him turn himself into a merry mockery of all he had once held dear — O. St. John Gogarty
3a : a counterfeit appearance : imitation if it was not a man it was a huge and grotesque mockery of man — E. R. Burroughsb : an insincere, contemptible, or impertinent (see impertinent 2b) imitation makes a mockery of justice
4 : something ridiculously or impudently (see impudent 2) unsuitable in her bitterness she felt that all rejoicing was mockery — George Eliot
Examples of mockery in a Sentence
His kind of personality invites mockery.
the children's cruel mockery of each other
Recent Examples of mockery from the Web
And many of these pieces — through their use of sequins, multi-layered fabrics, and stitchings — make a mockery of Mexican and African culture.
The pictures of the governor lounging in the sand with his wife, Mary Pat, and other family members prompted a torrent of criticism and mockery on social media.
Recently, an increasing number of Chavez confidants -- from former military men to cabinet members -- have begun peeling away from Maduro, accusing the embattled president of making a mockery of his predecessor’s legacy.
The 'Boycott Dolce & Gabbana' T-shirt completely makes a mockery of what 'boycotting' is.
An Ohio Right to Life spokeswoman said the demonstration made a mockery of the issue.
Trump, of course, did exactly that - and King continued to offer outspoken condemnation (and sometimes, outright mockery) in response to Trump's Twitter missives.
The app frames its intervention with humor and mockery.
This mock draft is merely an attempt to summarize the consensus from those sources while fitting the pieces together, hopefully without making a mockery of the process.
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First Known Use of mockery
MOCKERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mockery for English Language Learners
: 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
MOCKERY Defined for Kids
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