Mockery


Mockery
Mockery 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. [1913 Webster]

It is, as the air, invulnerable, And our vain blows malicious mockery. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

And bear about the mockery of woe. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule. [1913 Webster]

The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport. [1913 Webster]

The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a mockery. --2 Macc. viii. 17. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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