mockery mockery  /ˈmɑ kə ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) showing your contempt by derision
  2. (n) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  3. (n) humorous or satirical mimicry

Usage(s):

  1. You could put all the names of all the British Leyland cars of the late '60s in a hat and you'd be guaranteed to pull out a despicable, rotten-to-the-core mockery of a car.
  2. Using tones of stony authority fused with acidic mockery, Meyssan casts the events of Sept.
  3. But their failure to do so makes a mockery of their alleged agony over embryonic stem cells.

News

  1. Beaumont High awarded for civic engagement

    Principal Marilyn Saucedo, mock trial adviser David Vanderpool, Superintendent Maureen Latham and Judge Mark Cope. Mock elections, mock trials, and peer mediation has been anything but mockery for Beaumont High School’s students.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record Gazette

  2. Viewpoints: Heads should roll at PUC after litany of disasters, goofs and negligence

    A refinery explosion earlier this year made Texas an easy target for regulatory mockery, but while many Californians have pointed wagging fingers due east, Texans could rightly wag right back at our own dyspeptic regulatory model of the fox watching the henhouse, the California Public Utilities Commission.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  3. Review: The Boys Next Door at Bunbury

    Funny. Charming. Heartwarming. It would be easy to turn a show about four grown men with mental disabilities  into a mockery.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Louisville.com

Quotes

  1. "They will never be able to insult and make a mockery out of our Prophet, peace and prayers of Allah upon him," al-Zawahri said.
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: 940 News

  2. Kasparov told the AP the upcoming elections were "a mockery used by the Kremlin as a decoration to cover up the true colors of the regime."
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Garry Kasparov Source: USA Today

  3. "Together, they have turned this proceeding into a full-scale attack on my civil rights and a mockery of justice," Landis said in a statement Monday on his Web site about USADA and the French lab.
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Floyd Landis Source: International Herald Tribune

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