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mocking

Syllabification: mock·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmäkiNG
 
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Definition of mocking in English:

adjective

Making fun of someone or something in a cruel way; derisive: the mocking hostility in his voice made her wince
More example sentences
  • In the mining district, religious zeal was often counterbalanced by a skeptical, almost mocking, attitude.
  • The slow drawl was meant to be mocking.
  • The ruthless scientist changed from mocking to sad.

Derivatives

mockingly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Legend has it that he lifted the helmet mockingly during the consecration of a Mass and was instantly struck dead by a small stone which fell from the roof of the church!
  • They had mockingly attributed his mystery illness to bad sushi or excessive drinking.
  • It happened a decade ago with ME - or yuppie flu, as it became mockingly known.

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