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
Instead, the mockery and backlash was such that MTV took it down less than 48 hours later.
Her gift for self-mockery and her appetite for the craic—an Irish expression for fun or gossip or high jinks—are matched only by her levels of propulsion: Her neat, tiny frame always seems to move forward at great speed.
Twitter lit up with hilarious mockeries under the hashtag #trudeaueulogies.
The message is clear: Clinton may be an insider worthy of some mockery, but the true joke is Trump and anyone who associates with him.
And Mr. Trump has now twice revised his tax proposals during the campaign, first sharply scaling back plans for a $10 trillion tax cut and then, on Thursday, backing away from several ideas that drew criticism and mockery in the past.
What her admirers respond to is not so much the gallery of grotesques as her reluctance to be wowed or cowed by them, still less to censure them or to set them up for mockery.
Atlanta’s own Alton Brown is the stud of sarcasm, the don of derision, the man’s man of mockery.
But the eating habits of post-collegiate urban mandarins sometimes rise above the merely pretentious to reach a kind of summit of ridiculousness, a place beyond mockery and beyond satire.
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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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