Synonyms of mock
1 laugh atDictionary • I thought you were mocking me.
tease • He teased me mercilessly about going there.
ridicule • I admire her for allowing them to ridicule her.
taunt • Other youths taunted him about his clothes.
scorn • People scorn me as a single parent.
sneer • There is too great a readiness to sneer at anything they do.
scoff • At first I scoffed at the notion.
deride • This theory is widely derided by conventional scientists.
flout • illegal campers who persist in flouting the law
make fun of
wind someone up (British, slang) • You're joking. Come on, you're just winding me up.
poke fun at
take the mickey out of (informal)
take the piss out of (taboo, slang)
show contempt for
make a monkey out of
laugh to scorn
, big up (slang, mainly Caribbean)
mimic • He could mimic anybody, reducing his friends to helpless laughter.
take off (informal)
imitate • He screwed up his face and imitated the Colonel.
ape • These films merely ape Hollywood.
parody • It was easy to parody his rather pompous manner of speaking.
caricature • Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
send up (British, informal)
lampoon • He was lampooned for his short stature and political views.
satirize • The newspaper satirized our political leaders.
foil • A brave police chief foiled an armed robbery.
defeat • The challenges of constructing such a huge novel almost defeated her.
disappoint • His hopes have been disappointed many times before.
frustrate • The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
defy • a fragrance that defies description
thwart • They were doing all they could to thwart the terrorists.
deceive • He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
fool • Art dealers fool a lot of people.
cheat • He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
mislead • Ministers knowingly misled the public.
dupe • Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
delude • We delude ourselves that we are in control.
imitationDictionary • 'It's tragic,' he swooned in mock horror.
imitation • a set of Dickens bound in imitation leather
pretended • Todd shrugged with pretended indifference.
artificial • The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
forged • She was carrying a forged American passport.
fake • The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
false • He paid for a false passport.
dummy • Soldiers were still using dummy guns.
bogus • bogus insurance claims
sham • a sham marriage
fraudulent • fraudulent claims about being a nurse
counterfeit • He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
feigned • He answered me with feigned indifference.
spurious • a spurious framework for analysis
ersatz • an electric fire with ersatz logs
phoney or phony (informal)
, dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
laughing stockDictionary • She found herself made a mock of.
laughing stock • His politics became the laughing stock of the financial community.
mockery • This action makes a mockery of the government's plans.
fool • He feels she has made a fool of him.
sport • Had themselves a bit of sport first, didn't they?
travesty • If he couldn't prepare his case properly the trial would be a travesty.
jest • It was a jest rather than a reproach.
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apeIf you ape someone's speech or behaviour, you imitate it.
• These films merely ape Hollywood.
artificialIf you describe someone or their behaviour as artificial, you disapprove of them because they pretend to have attitudes and feelings which they do not really have.
• The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
phoney or phony (informal),
phoney or phony (informal),
bogusIf you describe something as bogus, you mean that it is not genuine.
• bogus insurance claims
Thesaurus for mock from the Collins English Thesaurus
to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)