from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
- n. Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.
- n. Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.
- n. Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)