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noun mockery pronunciation in American English /ˈmɑkəri/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] remarks or behavior intended to make someone seem stupid, for example laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind

    “How interesting,” he said with a hint of mockery.

  2. 2
    [singular] something that makes a system, organization, etc. seem stupid or useless
    mockery of:

    The Jones trial was a mockery of justice.



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