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. Burroughs>b : 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
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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