mockery


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Synonyms for mockery

Synonyms for mockery

words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter

a false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something

an object of amusement or laughter

Synonyms for mockery

showing your contempt by derision

a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

humorous or satirical mimicry

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so soon retracted, had been nothing but a mockery; a mockery like his crown -- like his scepter -- like his friends -- like all that had surrounded his royal childhood, and which had abandoned his proscribed youth.
LA MUSIQUE," says Marmontel, in those "Contes Moraux" {*1} which in all our translations, we have insisted upon calling "Moral Tales," as if in mockery of their spirit -- "la musique est le seul des talents qui jouissent de lui-meme; tous les autres veulent des temoins.
NOT long ago, the writer of these lines, In the mad pride of intellectuality, Maintained "the power of words"--denied that ever A thought arose within the human brain Beyond the utterance of the human tongue: And now, as if in mockery of that boast, Two words-two foreign soft dissyllables-- Italian tones, made only to be murmured By angels dreaming in the moonlit "dew That hangs like chains of pearl on Hermon hill,"-- Have stirred from out the abysses of his heart, Unthought-like thoughts that are the souls of thought, Richer, far wider, far diviner visions Than even the seraph harper, Israfel,(Who has "the sweetest voice of all God's creatures") Could hope to utter.
His father, too, was shocked to see him, so reduced was that figure from its former contours by worry and the bad season that Clare had experienced, in the climate to which he had so rashly hurried in his first aversion to the mockery of events at home.
Come, speak out, and fear not," said Gagool in mockery.
There was certainly both disdain and mockery in that graceful grimace.
It had been whipped into him by the mockery of his fellows.
His words seemed tinged with a kind of sarcastic mockery, yet he was extremely agitated, casting suspicious glances around him, growing confused, and constantly losing the thread of his ideas.
Will wished that she would speak and bring some mitigating shadow across his own cruel speech, which seemed to stand staring at them both in mockery of any attempt at revived fellowship.
He looked at the pile of letters waiting for him upon his desk, little square envelopes many of them, but all telling the same tale, all tributes to his great success, and the mockery of it all smote hard upon the walls of his fortitude.
Joan's eyes were bright with battle, the curve of her lips sharp with mockery.
I gritted my teeth at him, danced up and down, screaming an incoherent mockery and making antic faces.
Look where I might, the happy by-gone time looked back in mockery, and the voices of the past came to me with their burden of reproach: See what your life was once
But she divined the mockery in Wolf Larsen's words, and again favoured me with a sympathetic glance.
Verily, in those have I mine amusement: wherever I find such clocks I shall wind them up with my mockery, and they shall even whirr thereby!