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mockery

[ mok-uh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF mockery

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOCKERY

Then she fluttered a glance at him in which there was a gleam of mockery.

He looked at her haggardly, and she met his gaze with kind eyes in which there was no mockery.

But he did not profane that scene by the mockery of his art.

Mockery is the share they choose in the motions of the life eternal!

If we are not truly penitent, this petition is a mockery on our lips.

The moment was here, and I had no word for it which did not seem a mockery.

He might degrade Marcolina by mockery and lascivious phrases, full of innuendo.

How brutal; what a mockery of the sacred rights of property!

I told him that he might abstain in future from such a mockery of love.

He touched the masks and unfolded the grim story that lay behind their mockery.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French moquerie "sneering, mockery, sarcasm" (13c.), from moquer (see mock (v.)).

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nounteasing
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