from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) any species of the genus Harporhynchus, as the brown thrush (Harporhynchus rufus).
  • adjective (Zoöl.) any American wren of the genus Thryothorus, esp. Thryothorus Ludovicianus.

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  • verb Present participle of mock.
  • noun action of the verb to mock
  • adjective derisive or contemptuous
  • adjective teasing or taunting

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
  • adjective playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)


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