Mockest

mock

[mok]
verb (used with object)
1.
to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
2.
to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.
3.
to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.
4.
to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention.
5.
to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
verb (used without object)
6.
to use ridicule or derision; scoff; jeer (often followed by at ).
noun
7.
a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision.
8.
something mocked or derided; an object of derision.
9.
an imitation; counterfeit; fake.
10.
Shipbuilding.
a.
a hard pattern representing the surface of a plate with a warped form, upon which the plate is beaten to shape after furnacing.
b.
bed ( def 23 ).
adjective
11.
feigned; not real; sham: a mock battle.
Verb phrases
12.
mock up, to build a mock-up of.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English mokken < Middle French mocquer

mockable, adjective
mocker, noun
mockingly, adverb
self-mocking, adjective
unmocked, adjective
unmocking, adjective
unmockingly, adverb


1. deride; taunt, flout, gibe; chaff, tease. See ridicule. 5. cheat, dupe, fool, mislead.
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mock (mɒk)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by at)
1.  to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)
2.  (tr) to imitate, esp in fun; mimic
3.  (tr) to deceive, disappoint, or delude
4.  (tr) to defy or frustrate: the team mocked the visitors' attempt to score
 
n
5.  the act of mocking
6.  a person or thing mocked
7.  a counterfeit; imitation
8.  informal (often plural) (in England and Wales) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations
 
adj
9.  sham or counterfeit
10.  serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposes: a mock battle; mock finals
 
[C15: from Old French mocquer]
 
'mockable
 
adj
 
'mocker
 
n
 
'mocking
 
n, —adj
 
'mockingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

mock
mid-15c., from M.Fr. mocquer "deride, jeer," from O.Fr., perhaps from V.L. *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), from L. mucus; or possibly from M.Du. mocken "to mumble" or M.L.G. mucken "grumble." Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced O.E. bysmerian. Sense of "imitating," as
in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation. The adjective is 1540s, from the noun.
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