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See definition of mummery on Dictionary.com
  • as injoke
  • as inmasquerade
  • as insport
  • as inha-ha
  • as informality
  • as inhocus-pocus

synonyms for mummery

  • antic
  • farce
  • gag
  • humor
  • laugh
  • one-liner
  • parody
  • prank
  • pun
  • stunt
  • trick
  • wisecrack
  • buffoonery
  • burlesque
  • caper
  • caprice
  • chestnut
  • clowning
  • drollery
  • epigram
  • escapade
  • frolic
  • gambol
  • game
  • ha-ha
  • hoodwinking
  • horseplay
  • jape
  • jest
  • lark
  • mischief
  • payoff
  • play
  • pleasantry
  • put-on
  • quirk
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • revel
  • rib
  • sally
  • saw
  • shenanigan
  • sport
  • spree
  • tomfoolery
  • vagary
  • whimsy
  • witticism
  • yarn
  • bon mot
  • monkeyshine
  • shaggy-dog story
  • snow job
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antonyms for mummery

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  • seriousness
  • tragedy
  • work
  • work
  • gloom
  • seriousness
  • vocation
  • praise
  • flattery
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How to use mummery in a sentence

At the domino mask they fetched I hesitated, for anything like mummery of this sort was always repugnant to me.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
When next he saw her, she would have forgotten her priests and their mummery; she would think only of him and live only for him.
PLASHERS MEADCOMPTON MACKENZIE
Indeed, no religious rites exist among them, unless the unmeaning mummery of the medicine tent can be looked upon as such.
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE
Heyward possessed some knowledge of the mummery practised among the Indians, in the cases of such supposed visitations.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
And smile not either—lest I spoil the symmetry of that face for your monkish mummery and processions.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
Thus without any essential mummery the comedy plays itself out, self-sufficient, correct, convincing.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
This or that mummery was enacted by men for a magical purpose, to secure success in the chase, agriculture, or war.
THE HOMERIC HYMNSANDREW LANG
He washed and went through the mummery of muslim prayers for the watchful mullah's sake, and climbed on to his bed.
KING--OF THE KHYBER RIFLESTALBOT MUNDY
He makes his protest against what he calls 'all this mummery' visibly, if not audibly.
THE GIRL OF THE PERIOD AND OTHER SOCIAL ESSAYS, VOL. II (OF 2)ELIZA LYNN LINTON
The gross mummery witnessed at the temple of Buddha in Ceylon differed only in form, scarcely in degree.
DUE SOUTH OR CUBA PAST AND PRESENTMATURIN M. BALLOU
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MUMMERY

  • academisms
  • ceremonies
  • convenances
  • conventionalities
  • forms
  • gestures
  • liturgies
  • matter of forms
  • officialisms
  • procedures
  • red tapes
  • rites
  • ritualities
  • rituals
  • rubrics
  • rules
  • services
  • solemnities
  • solemnnesses
  • stereotypes
  • traditions
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.