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mock·er·y

 (mŏk′ə-rē)
n. pl. mock·er·ies
1. Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
2. A specific act of ridicule or derision: the jester's many mockeries.
3. An object of scorn or ridicule: made a mockery of the rules.
4. A false, derisive, or impudent imitation: The trial was a mockery of justice.
5. Something ludicrously futile or unsuitable: The few packages of food seemed a mockery in the face of such enormous destitution.

mockery

(ˈmɒkərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. ridicule, contempt, or derision
2. a derisive action or comment
3. an imitation or pretence, esp a derisive one
4. a person or thing that is mocked
5. a person, thing, or action that is inadequate or disappointing

mock•er•y

(ˈmɒk ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. ridicule; derision.
2. a derisive, imitative action or speech.
3. a subject or occasion of derision.
4. a mocking pretense or imitation; travesty: a mockery of justice.
5. something absurdly or offensively inadequate or unfitting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mockery - showing your contempt by derisionmockery - showing your contempt by derision  
derision - contemptuous laughter
2.mockery - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous waymockery - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
3.mockery - humorous or satirical mimicry
apery, mimicry - the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

mockery

noun
1. derision, contempt, ridicule, scorn, jeering, disdain, scoffing, disrespect, gibes, contumely Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?
2. farce, laughing stock, joke, apology (informal), letdown This action makes a mockery of the government's plans.

mockery

noun
1. Words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter:
2. A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something:
3. An object of amusement or laughter:
Translations
سُخْرِيَه، إسْتِهْزاء
posměch
latterliggørelse
csúfoláskicsúfolás
háî, aîhlátur

mockery

[ˈmɒkərɪ] N
1. (= derision) → burla f, mofa f
2. (= farce) this is a mockery of justiceesto es una negación de la justicia
it was a mockery of a trialfue un simulacro de juicio
to make a mockery of sthponer algo en ridículo

mockery

[ˈmɒkəri] n
(= scorn) → moquerie f
There was a tone of mockery in his voice → Il y avait dans sa voix une nuance de moquerie.
to make a mockery of sth → faire de qch un objet de risée, faire de qch une (véritable) mascarademock examination mock exam nexamen m blanc

mockery

n
(= derision)Spott m
(= object of ridicule)Gespött nt; they made a mockery of himsie machten ihn zum Gespött der Leute; to make a mockery of somethingetw lächerlich machen; (= prove its futility)etw ad absurdum führen; inflation will make a mockery of our budgetdurch die Inflation wird unser Haushaltsplan zur Farce
this is a mockery of justicedas spricht jeglicher Gerechtigkeit Hohn; it was a mockery of a trialder Prozess war eine einzige Farce; what a mockery (this is)!das ist doch glatter Hohn or der reinste Hohn!

mockery

[ˈmɒkərɪ] n (derision) → scherno, derisione f
it was a mockery of a trial → il processo è stato tutto una farsa
to make a mockery of → rendere ridicolo/a

mock

(mok) verb
to laugh at or cause to seem ridiculous. They mocked her efforts at cooking.
adjective
pretended or not real. a mock battle; He looked at me in mock horror.
ˈmockery noun
an act of making fun of something. She could not bear the mockery of the other children.
ˈmocking adjective
a mocking laugh.
ˈmockingly adverb
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