Definition of mocking in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒkɪŋ


  • Making fun of someone or something in a cruel way; derisive: he got jeers and mocking laughter as he addressed the marchers
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    • 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.



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  • 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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