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Mockery

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Definition of the noun mockery

What does mockery mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mockeries

  1. showing your contempt by derision
  2. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  3. humorous or satirical mimicry
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of mockery: parody / takeoff
    • more generic words: apery / mimicry = the act of mimicking

Alternative definition of the noun mockery

noun

  1. The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
  2. Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.
  3. [obsolete] Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.
  4. Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.

Film

"Mockery" is a 1927 drama film directed by Benjamin Christensen.

Music

"Mockery" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mockery

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Google previewSovereign Evolution (2008)

Manifest Destiny from "Civil Rights" to "Sovereign Rights" by Ezrah Aharone

The real mockery is that we remain in an unprincipled political relationship with a European people who hold “parental authority” to conditionally approve what they feel is politically best for us. The real mockery is that Black soldiers militarily ...

Google previewBook of Lies (2014)

The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult by Metzger, Richard

Mockery is the punishment of the Gods. What fiendish laughter.

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1996)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

"Mockery" is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* MOCKERY, n.s. [moequer:.; French.] 1.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* MOCKERY. n.s. [moequerie, French.] 1. Derision ; scorn ; sportive insult,— The forlorn maiden, whom your eyes have seen The laughing-stock of fortune's mockeries, Am the only daughter of a king and queen ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

MOCKERY, n.s. [moequerie, French.] 1. Derision ; scorn ; sportive insult. — The forlorn maiden, whom your eyes have seen The laughing-stock of fortune's mockeries, Am the only daughter of a king and queen. Fairy Queen. — Why should ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

Mockery. Not now in use.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

Mockery.

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Quotes about Mockery

Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Scrabble value of M3O1C3K5E1R1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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