mockery


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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
References in classic literature ?
His figured panoply of death looked more like a disguise assumed in mockery than a fierce annunciation of a desire to carry destruction in his footsteps.
IT still lacked half an hour of sunrise, when Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon--we will not say awoke, it being doubtful whether the poor lady had so much as closed her eyes during the brief night of midsummer--but, at all events, arose from her solitary pillow, and began what it would be mockery to term the adornment of her person.
It was as if an evil spirit possessed the child, and had just then peeped forth in mockery.
The little wretches denied it with all the added volume of their sociability and their tenderness, in just the crystal depths of which-- like the flash of a fish in a stream--the mockery of their advantage peeped up.
bitter, biting mockery of grey hairs, have I lived enough joy to wear ye; and seem and feel thus intolerably old?
Of course, it is not always so bad as that, but you know it often is, and I say 'tis a mockery to tell a man that he must not overwork his horse, for when a beast is downright tired there's nothing but the whip that will keep his legs a-going; you can't help yourself -- you must put your wife and children before the horse; the masters must look to that, we can't.
And the bitter mockery of it--all this was punishment for him
There we sat, on our tall scaffold, the butt of the hate and mockery of all those enemies.
However, he did the natural thing: he replied with bluster and mockery.
I've had many a laugh at her perplexities and untold troubles, which she vainly strove to hide from my mockery.
Having once resolved to sacrifice her life to the man she loved; having quieted her conscience by persuading herself that his marriage was a legal mockery, and that she was
said Dora, and still being on my knee, she traced them with her pencil; putting it to her rosy lips to make it mark blacker, and working at my forehead with a quaint little mockery of being industrious, that quite delighted me in spite of myself.