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Meaning of MOCKERY

Pronunciation:  'mâkuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  humorous or satirical mimicry
  2. [n]  showing your contempt by derision
  3. [n]  a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

MOCKERY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: burlesque, charade, jeer, jeering, lampoon, parody, parody, pasquinade, put-on, scoff, scoffing, sendup, spoof, takeoff, takeoff, travesty
 See Also: apery, caricature, derision, imitation, impersonation, mimicry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mock"er*y\, n.; pl. {Mockeries}. [F. moquerie.]
1. The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by
   mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of
   earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.

         It is, as the air, invulnerable, And our vain blows
         malicious mockery.                    --Shak.

         Grace at meals is now generally so performed as to
         look more like a mockery upon devotion than any
         solemn application of the mind to God. --Law.

         And bear about the mockery of woe.    --Pope.

2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous
   merriment; derision; ridicule.

         The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries. --Spenser.

3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.

         The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a
         mockery.                              --2 Macc.
                                               viii. 17.

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