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Definition making fun of


not real

Some forms of  mock (though not mockery) can mean not real — as in "a mock trail" or "mocking a smile".
  • I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
mockery = something that is ridiculous
  • Abuses at Abu Ghraib made a mockery of American idealism.
  • mockery = something that appears ridiculous
  • American's have a hard time understanding that to mock Islam is to invite violence.
  • Sodapop looked down at me with mock superiority, but Darry went on:
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • mock = fake (not really felt)
  • He's not trying to mock you, he's trying to be polite.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • mock = make fun of
  • Robert squealed in mock terror, then in real pain.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • mock = pretend
  • Stanley had also tried to explain that he needed to save his energy so he could teach Zero how to read, but the other boys just mocked him.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • mocked = made fun of
  • He dares to mock my nose?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • mock = making fun of
  • You mock at everything, and then suggest the most serious tragedies.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • mock = make fun of
  • watched me with a little mocking smile
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • mocking = ridiculing
  • The catcalls and hisses and mocking cries ran in rude gusts round the hall from his scattered fellow students.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • mocking = ridiculing (making fun of)
  • The mockery dripped from her voice like poison.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • mockery = ridicule (to make fun of)
  • He stood aside and bowed her through the door with a mockery that made her wince.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • mockery = ridicule
  • for if he had, how could he dare to mock him?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • mock = make fun of
  • The lieutenant looked sharply up as if he thought he was being mocked.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • mocked = made fun of
  • It's a terrible sin for a son to mock his father with jokes like that.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • mock = make fun of
  • When they are alone, my Lady waves her hand to dispense with such mockeries.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • mockeries = ridiculous things
  • I laughed at the mock enthusiasm in his voice.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • mock = fake (not real)
  • And had this teacher just mocked me for that?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • mocked = made fun of (ridiculed)
  • A gasp of mock-fright from the children, then The Snow Queen began.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
mock = pretend (not real)

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