American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
- n. A specific act of ridicule or derision.
- n. An object of scorn or ridicule: made a mockery of the rules.
- n. A false, derisive, or impudent imitation: The trial was a mockery of justice.
- n. Something ludicrously futile or unsuitable: The few packages of food seemed a mockery in the face of such enormous destitution.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of mocking; derisive or deceitful speech or action.
- n. Derision; ridicule; careless insult or contempt; sport; jest.
- n. Counterfeit appearance; false show; sham.
- n. Vain effort; fruitless labor; that which disappoints or frustrates.
- n. Synonyms Mimicry, jeering, gibes.
- n. The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
- n. Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.
- n. obsolete Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.
- n. Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.
- n. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.
- n. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.
- n. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
- n. humorous or satirical mimicry
- n. showing your contempt by derision
- Fropm Anglo-Norman mokerie, mokery, and Middle French mocquerie, moquerie, from moquer, moker ("to mock") + -erie ("-ery"), perhaps from Greek μωκός - mokos, "mocker". (Wiktionary)
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“O! what a miserable night I passed! the cold stars shone in mockery, and the bare trees waved their branches above me: now and then the sweet voice of a bird burst forth amidst the universal stillness.”
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“In 1030, the legendary King Canute, who once tried to command the tides of England in mockery of his flattering courtiers, invaded the lands of Olaf in Norway.”
“These Republicans are as wrong as wrong can be, and history, I am sure, will mock them, but they were not elected by history, and they are impervious to mockery from the likes of me.”
“Some of his most scathing mockery is reserved for people who take out loans to pay tuition at an expensive private college.”
“But when it came time to dismount, the formation lurched to one side before breaking apart, sending one cheerleader tumbling to the turf and prompting a volley of mockery from the broadcast booth.”
“He, perched upon his canoe, looked on in mockery; yet the ancestors whose seed he bore pressed heavily upon him, and he swore his strongest oaths that his courage might be cheered.”
“What I did hear, however, was harsh criticism and mockery from the left directed at Limbaugh and Robertson.”
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