Mockery

  • 1 Mockery — 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. [1913 Webster] It is, as the air,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Mockery — Directed by Benjamin Christensen Produced by Erich Pommer Written by Stig Esbern (story) Joseph Farnham (titles) Bradley King (continuity) …

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  • 3 mockery — ► NOUN (pl. mockeries) 1) ridicule. 2) an absurd representation of something. ● make a mockery of Cf. ↑make a mockery of …

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  • 4 Mockery — (ou L’Idiot) est un film américain réalisé par Benjamin Christensen sorti en 1927. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …

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  • 5 mockery — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. moquerie sneering, mockery, sarcasm (13c.), from moquer (see MOCK (Cf. mock) (v.)) …

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  • 6 mockery — [n1] joke, parody burlesque, butt*, caricature, deception, farce, imitation, jest, lampoon, laughingstock, mimicry, mock, pretense, send up*, sham*, spoof, sport*, take off*, travesty; concepts 111,278 Ant. seriousness, solemnity mockery [n2]… …

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  • 7 mockery — index caricature, dishonor (shame), disparagement, disrespect, falsification, irony, parody, pretense …

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  • 8 mockery — [mäk′ər ē] n. pl. mockeries [ME moquerye < OFr moquerie] 1. a mocking (in various senses) 2. a person or thing receiving or deserving ridicule 3. a false, derisive, or impertinent imitation; travesty; burlesque 4. vain or disappointing effort; …

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  • 9 mockery — [[t]mɒ̱kəri[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If someone mocks you, you can refer to their behaviour or attitude as mockery. Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?... There should be no snobbish mockery of catering or fashion design as university subjects.… …

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  • 10 mockery — mock|er|y [ makəri ] noun 1. ) uncount the remarks or behavior intended to make someone seem stupid, for example laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind: How interesting, he said with a hint of mockery. 2. ) singular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 mockery — n. 1) to make a mockery of 2) a mere mockery * * * [ mɒk(ə)rɪ] a mere mockery to make a mockery of …

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  • 12 mockery — mock|e|ry [ˈmɔkəri US ˈma: ] n 1.) make a mockery of sth to make something such as a plan or system seem completely useless or ineffective ▪ This building plan makes a mockery of the government s environmental policy. 2.) [U] when someone laughs… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 mockery — noun 1 make a mockery of to make something such as a plan, system, or organization seem completely useless or ineffective: The continued flouting of Security Council resolutions is making a mockery of the UN. 2 (U) a feeling or attitude of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 mockery — UK [ˈmɒkərɪ] / US [ˈmɑkərɪ] noun 1) [singular] something that makes a system, organization etc seem stupid or useless mockery of: The Jones trial was a mockery of justice. 2) [uncountable] remarks or behaviour intended to make someone seem stupid …

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  • 15 mockery — noun 1) the mockery in his voice Syn: ridicule, derision, jeering, sneering, contempt, scorn, scoffing, teasing, taunting, sarcasm 2) the trial was a mockery Syn: travesty, charade …

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  • 16 mockery — noun (plural eries) Date: 15th century 1. insulting or contemptuous action or speech ; derision 2. a subject of laughter, derision, or sport 3. a. a counterfeit appearance ; imitation b. an insincere, contemptible, or impertinent imitation …

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  • 17 mockery — /mok euh ree/, n., pl. mockeries. 1. ridicule, contempt, or derision. 2. a derisive, imitative action or speech. 3. a subject or occasion of derision. 4. an imitation, esp. of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind. 5. a mocking pretense; travesty:… …

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  • 18 mockery — noun /ˈmɒkəɹi,ˈmɑkəɹi/ a) The action of mocking; ridicule, derision. The defendant wasnt allowed to speak at his own trial it was a mockery of justice. b) Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing stock …

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  • 19 mockery — Synonyms and related words: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity, abuse, affront, aggressive mimicry, apery, aspersion, atrocity, bagatelle, banter, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, booing, brass farthing, brickbat, burlesque,… …

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  • 20 mockery — noun (plural mockeries) 1》 ridicule; derision. 2》 an absurd imitation. Phrases make a mockery of cause to appear absurd …

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