( m ɒ kəri
1. uncountable noun
If someone mocks you, you can refer to their behavior or attitude as mockery .
Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?
2. singular noun
If something makes a mockery of something, it makes it appear worthless and foolish.
This action makes a mockery of the administration's continuing protestations of concern.
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mockery in American English
noun Word forms: plural ˈmockeries
a mocking (in various senses)
a person or thing receiving or
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ME moquerye < OFr moquerie
mockery in British English
noun Word forms: plural -eries
a person or thing that is
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