Mockery

Definition of Mockery

Mock´er`y
n.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.

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