Derision, exposing himself to the jeers and mockeries of his rebellious subjects—E. A. Freeman. 2: a source of fun, contempt, or sport, causing him to make a joyous mockery of what he formerly held dear—O. W. Wilson.
Mockery is the act of ridiculing someone in an insulting way. The person being mocked feels humiliated because others find their actions or traits ridiculous. Mockery can be expressed in words, in action, or through passive behavior. Mocking words include irony, satire, and jest. Jesting refers to the use of humor to express ridicule, while satire involves criticism made in a humorous manner.
Mockery can be an effective tool for shaming people into changing their behavior. It can also be used as a means of revenge, especially if the victim of the mockery is aware of the ridiculer's motives.
People often mock those they feel powerless over, such as celebrities or political figures. They may do this out of jealousy (someone else is famous or popular) or anger (someone else is successful and they are not). In some cases, people may mock others to raise themselves up by comparison. For example, someone who is poor might make fun of rich people to feel better about themselves.
Children often mock their parents when they want them to leave them alone.
A mocking or derision is a sarcastic or derisive imitation of an action or expression that is ridiculed or criticized. A forgery; a forgery; a forgery; a forgery; a forgery; a forgery; a forgery.
To mock or mock (someone or something), especially by imitating an action or a style of behaving or speaking. To mock and ridicule (someone or something) for being bad, useless, or insignificant. Mock legislation to protest against it. The American Heritage Dictionary.
Mocking has been used in many languages to describe acts of derision or ridicule. The Hebrew word for mockery is 'śmād', which means "to insult", "to scorn" or "to humiliate". The Arab word for mockery is 'akhkhara'. In French, to mock someone is to mocker leur faire mieux que eux. In German, to mock someone is mit ihnen zu spielen. In Italian, to mock someone is to fischio loro. In Spanish, to mock someone is to joder con ellos. And in Swedish, to mock someone is to skälla ut dem.
Mockery is the act of showing contempt for someone or something by making fun of them. The Latin root of mockery is'smaculare', which means "to mock in prayer". A mocking god was given as an explanation for diseases that caused people to laugh. Mocking laughter is also used to indicate that something is wrong with your computer hardware or software. Mocking lyrics appear on most music albums that feature comedy songs as well.
A method of critiquing a person, a concept, or an organization that use comedy to highlight their flaws or inadequacies; a work of literature that employs this sort of criticism. Satire on politics and society Savage and stinging humor abounds throughout this masterpiece. The novel is a biting political satire of the United States. The main character, Mark Twain, compares the country to one big circus where people will do anything for attention.
Satirical art is art that makes fun of something, usually for the purpose of criticizing it. Satirical cartoons are drawings that make fun of things such as politicians, religions, and businesses. Satirical novels include Punch and Judy by John Galsworthy and Tom Jones by Henry Fielding. These works of fiction contain much satirical humor.
Satirical music refers to music that makes fun of things such as religions or business practices. The Beatles were known for their satirical songs such as I Am The Walrus from the album Rubber Soul. Other artists who have recorded satires include Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Eminem.
Satirical movies include: The Trial (1962) and Absolut Manic (1994). These films present situations that might be considered controversial today but were very unusual in 1962 when they were released. For example, The Trial presents a movie about a young woman's trial for murder after being accused by another woman.
Mock*er*ies is a noun that refers to mockery, scorn, or derision. Sarcastic, imitative behavior or speech a farce of pretense; a travesty: a mockery of justice.
Mockery is the act of making fun of someone or something, especially in a rude or insulting way. Mocking laughter is used to express ridicule or contempt. Mock elections are elections that are held while there is still time for people to vote against candidates. The term "mock trial" is commonly used to describe an early modern English court proceeding similar to today's jury trial but with some important differences. In a mock trial, all the normal procedural rights were preserved except that witnesses were not allowed to testify via deposition and evidence was not presented by prosecutors but rather by "producers" (who were usually members of the court) who acted as judges of proof. Mock trials were popular in England around the 1550s when they were used by monarchs to decide political issues without fear of rebellion. Today, mock trials are used by students to learn about the judicial system.
Mockers is the collective name for anyone who mocks others, especially people who make fun of their friends or family members. Mockingbirds are often considered representative of happiness because of their cheerful songs.
(The first of four entries.) deride is a transitive verb that means to treat with disdain or derision. C. P. Pierce has been derided as a mama's boy. 2: to betray any government's dreams, to ridicule men's hopes with just words, promises, and gestures—Dwight D. Eisenhower was mocked by some Americans when he said at the end of 1954 that he did not believe that mankind was about to make an important step forward in time. 3: to defeat (as an opponent) in a contest: He defeated his rival to win the award. 4: to cause to fail: The merchant defeated in court.
Mock, v. , is also a transitive verb meaning to act or play the part of; impersonate: She mocks her appearance. Intransitively, mock means to make fun of someone or something: They mock our efforts.
As a noun, mockery is what you get when someone else plays the role of your friend or lover and treats it as a joke. The epitome of mockery is cruel laughter.
Mockingbirds are known for their beautiful songs and for their ability to adapt their tunes to match those of other birds. This way they can distract them while still getting food out of them. This example shows that mockery can be used as a verb because the birds are mocking their enemies' tunes by copying them. Also, it can be used as a noun because that is what the birds do.