Definition of 'mockery'
Example sentences containing 'mockery'
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They make a complete mockery of the policy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A quick look at the Leinster team for tonight makes a mockery of those claims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It showed he didn't care and it makes a mockery of Valencia claiming his marriage was dead before we slept together. The Sun (2016)To only serve eight weeks makes a mockery of our justice system. The Sun (2013)Early release makes a mockery of resettlement and sentence planning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What has occurred is an attempt to make a mockery of the system. The Sun (2015)She still held him off with the gentle mockery of her smile. The House of Mirth (1905)The situation makes a mockery of the law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The trial itself made a mockery of justice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As people struggle through financial uncertainty and poverty it makes a mockery of their hardship. The Sun (2008)Or does that make a mockery of the system? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The human rights brigade make a mockery of our laws. The Sun (2008)The idea of him doing pottery makes a mockery of the justice system. The Sun (2015)Advisers say that this makes a mockery of a system that is meant to offer flexibility. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The designs caused much mockery but were popular enough to last for 10 years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there were to be no accusations or punishments, merely regal stiffness tempered with gentle mockery. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)You're very conscious of being at that age and you make a mockery of it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Awards to so many civil servants make a mockery of the idea that an honour should be given for work beyond the call of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They stagger like wounded dinosaurs from one foot to another, swaying in a lame mockery of all things with rhythm. 21 DOG YEARS (2002)So he thought he'd devise a sort of mockery of panel shows to fill the same airtime but with less writing time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To us it makes a mockery of the show 's premise if foreign acts enter, let alone win. The Sun (2013)The flying winger was simply unstoppable, his direct running and blistering pace making a mockery of one of the so-called best defences in world football. The Sun (2010)
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In Common Usage. mockery is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'mockery'
British English: mockery NOUN
If someone mocks you, you can refer to their behaviour or attitude as mockery.
Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?
Definition of mockery from the Collins English Dictionary
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