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mockery

noun uk   /ˈmɒk.ər.i/ us    /ˈmɑː.kɚ-/
[U] the act of mocking someone or something: Bill's mockery of his dad was a bit cruel, but it made us laugh. [S] an action or event that is a failure and makes the people involved in or affected by it appear silly: The trial was a mockery - the judge had decided the verdict before it began.
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