mocking mocking  /ˈmɑ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
  2. (adj) playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

Usage(s):

  1. Our hero, who goes by the self-mocking name of Humbert Humbert, is a pedophile.
  2. Alice also grew to resent her do-gooder cousins Franklin and Eleanor, often mocking Eleanor's bucktoothed smile at dinner parties.

News

  1. PBT: Clippers reportedly impressed by Hollins

    The Knicks drew mocking for having four players who were at least 38 years old before the season began. New York hasn’t exactly set itself up to be a young team next year, but the antiques are mostly gone. Kurt Thomas was waived. Rasheed Wallace retired.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Marcus Camby returning to Knicks

    The Knicks drew mocking for having four players who were at least 38 years old before the season began. New York hasn’t exactly set itself up to be a young team next year, but the antiques are mostly gone. Kurt Thomas was waived. Rasheed Wallace retired. Jason Kidd is coaching the Nets. But Marcus Camby…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk

  3. Video: Microsoft again uses Siri to bash the iPad

    Microsoft apparently thinks that its Siri-mocking strategy is a winner because it’s come out with yet another ad that cleverly uses Apple’s voice-enabled personal assistant to bash the iPad. The ad takes the iPad to task for not having a zoomable home screen, for lacking an SD card slot and for not being able to multitask as efficiently as Windows RT. As 9to5Mac points out, that last claim is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Everyone in the whole world is mocking us now," winger Franck Ribery said on television hours before training even started. "I'm gutted, because we're not playing football any more." "The French Football Federation did not at any time...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Franck Ribery Source: msnbc.com

  2. "I had a clear, clear command to everyone involved: 'No cynicism,'" said Colbert. "We're not mocking Christmas specials. We're doing MY Christmas special. And that was the aesthetic we tried to bring into it. Like, we're really doing this. I...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: International Herald Tribune

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