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Definition of Mock


  1. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
  2. To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
  3. To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation.
  4. To make sport contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
  5. An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.
  6. Imitation; mimicry.
  7. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.

Mock Quotations

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
Jim Carrey

To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.
Ernest Istook

The obsessions of others are opaque to the unobsessed, and thus easy to mock. NASCAR, jazz, baseball, roses, poetry, quilts, fishing. If we're lucky, we all have at least one.
Roberta Smith

Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?

We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.
Laurence Olivier
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Mock Translations

mock in Dutch is bespotten, spotten, honen
mock in Finnish is pilkata
mock in German is verspotten, spotten, spotte
mock in Latin is derideo, inrideo
mock in Spanish is burlarse
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