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.
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It is, as the air, invulnerable,
And our vain blows malicious mockery.
Shak.
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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.
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And bear about the mockery of woe.
Pope.
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2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.
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The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries.
Spenser.
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3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.
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The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a mockery.
2 Macc. viii. 17.
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