Definition of mockery
- making him turn himself into a merry mockery of all he had once held dear
- —O. St. John Gogarty
- makes a mockery of justice
- in her bitterness she felt that all rejoicing was mockery
- —George Eliot
His kind of personality invites mockery.
the children's cruel mockery of each other
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: 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
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