mockery

[mok-uh-ree]
noun, plural mockeries.
1.
ridicule, contempt, or derision.
2.
a derisive, imitative action or speech.
3.
a subject or occasion of derision.
4.
an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind.
5.
a mocking pretense; travesty: a mockery of justice.
6.
something absurdly or offensively inadequate or unfitting.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English moquerie < Middle French. See mock, -ery

self-mockery, noun


4. mimicry.
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mockery (ˈmɒkərɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
1.  ridicule, contempt, or derision
2.  a derisive action or comment
3.  an imitation or pretence, esp a derisive one
4.  a person or thing that is mocked
5.  a person, thing, or action that is inadequate or disappointing

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mockery
early 15c., from O.Fr. moquerie; see mock (v.).
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Example sentences
Its lingua franca was parody, but playful mockery was never its aim.
The actual evidence makes a mockery of your gullibility.
Not only did it make a mockery of free-software principles, but it threatened
  the community's common-defense strategy.
My guess, not having yet seen it, is that it remains mockery.
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