mockery

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
  1. noun
    showing your contempt by derision
    synonyms: jeer, jeering, scoff, scoffing
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    type of:
    derision
    contemptuous laughter
  2. noun
    humorous or satirical mimicry
    synonyms: parody, takeoff
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    type of:
    apery, mimicry
    the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
  3. noun
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    synonyms: burlesque, charade, lampoon, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty
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    type of:
    caricature, imitation, impersonation
    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
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