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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.
Translations of “mockery”
in Korean 비웃음…
in Arabic سُخرِيّة, استِهزاء…
in Portuguese zombaria, gozação…
in Catalan burla…
in Japanese あざけり…
in Italian scherno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑,譏笑, 模仿, 嘲笑對象,笑柄…
in Russian насмешка, издевательство…
in Turkish alay, istihza…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑,讥笑, 模仿, 嘲笑对象,笑柄…
in Polish kpina…
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