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Meaning of “mockery” in the English Dictionary

"mockery" in British English

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mockerynoun

uk   /ˈmɒk.ər.i/  us   /ˈmɑː.kɚ-/
[U] the ​act of ​mocking someone or something: Bill's mockery of his ​dad was ​cruel, but it made us ​laugh. [S] an ​action or ​event that ​seemsstupid and without ​value : The ​trial was a mockery - the ​judge had ​decided the ​verdict before it ​began.
(Definition of mockery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mockery" in American English

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mockerynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɑk·ər·i/
  • mockery noun [U] (INSULT)

unkind, ​criticalremarks or ​actions, or something so ​foolish that it can be ​easilycriticized: The ​renewedfighting made a mockery of the ​peaceagreement (= made it ​lookridiculous).
(Definition of mockery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mockery”
in Arabic سُخرِيّة, استِهزاء…
in Korean 비웃음…
in Portuguese zombaria, gozação…
in Catalan burla…
in Japanese あざけり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑,讥笑, 模仿, 嘲笑对象,笑柄…
in Turkish alay, istihza…
in Russian насмешка, издевательство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑,譏笑, 模仿, 嘲笑對象,笑柄…
in Italian scherno…
in Polish kpina…
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