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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 ?
so soon retracted, had been nothing but a mockery; a mockery like his crown -- like his scepter -- like his friends -- like all that had surrounded his royal childhood, and which had abandoned his proscribed youth.
bitter, biting mockery of grey hairs, have I lived enough joy to wear ye; and seem and feel thus intolerably old?
NOT long ago, the writer of these lines, In the mad pride of intellectuality, Maintained "the power of words"--denied that ever A thought arose within the human brain Beyond the utterance of the human tongue: And now, as if in mockery of that boast, Two words-two foreign soft dissyllables-- Italian tones, made only to be murmured By angels dreaming in the moonlit "dew That hangs like chains of pearl on Hermon hill,"-- Have stirred from out the abysses of his heart, Unthought-like thoughts that are the souls of thought, Richer, far wider, far diviner visions Than even the seraph harper, Israfel,(Who has "the sweetest voice of all God's creatures") Could hope to utter.
Look where I might, the happy by-gone time looked back in mockery, and the voices of the past came to me with their burden of reproach: See what your life was once
There we sat, on our tall scaffold, the butt of the hate and mockery of all those enemies.
Verily, in those have I mine amusement: wherever I find such clocks I shall wind them up with my mockery, and they shall even whirr thereby!
His words seemed tinged with a kind of sarcastic mockery, yet he was extremely agitated, casting suspicious glances around him, growing confused, and constantly losing the thread of his ideas.
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.
Years of imprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the natural decay of old age to erase from his mind many of the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in Spaceland.
I go to London and see the busy multitudes in Fleet Street and the Strand, and it comes across my mind that they are but the ghosts of the past, haunting the streets that I have seen silent and wretched, going to and fro, phan- tasms in a dead city, the mockery of life in a galvanised body.
In the depth of my heart there was no faith in my suffering, only a faint stir of mockery, but yet I did suffer, and in the real, orthodox way; I was jealous, beside myself .
And the bitter mockery of it--all this was punishment for him