The noun mockery means ridicule or making a fool out of someone. Mockery of your history teacher is unwise just before she grades your mid-term exams.

Mockery is making fun of or mocking someone or something. The act of mockery often involves copying someone's behavior or speech, making it look absurd, like a parody. For example, comedians often get laughs with mockery, by pretending to be famous politicians and exaggerating the way they talk or gesture. The expression "to make a mockery of" means to make something appear foolish or absurd, even if that’s not the intent — like a trial that “makes a mockery of justice.”

Definitions of mockery

n showing your contempt by derision

jeer, jeering, scoff, scoffing
Type of:
contemptuous laughter

n humorous or satirical mimicry

parody, takeoff
Type of:
apery, mimicry
the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

n a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

burlesque, charade, lampoon, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty
Type of:
caricature, imitation, impersonation
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

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