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Definition of Mockery

Mockery

  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.
  2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.
  3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.

Mockery Quotations

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
Lewis Carroll

It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves, you know, to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn't make me feel good at all.
Lady Gaga

Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity.
William Godwin

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
George Santayana

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

mockery in Dutch is aanfluiting
mockery in French is moquerie
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