Definitions for: Mockery


[n] humorous or satirical mimicry
[n] showing your contempt by derision
[n] a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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