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self-mocking Line breaks: self-mocking
Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈmɒkɪŋ/

Definition of self-mocking in English:


Mocking oneself: a wry, self-mocking smile
More example sentences
  • He came off the course a little after noon, all philosophical smiles and self-mocking humour.
  • She stood somewhat shakily and took two slow, dragging steps before sitting down heavily once more with a self-mocking smile.
  • The score and the lyrics have something of Sondheim's sophisticated, sceptical humour, and the three actor-singers handle them with agile, self-effacing, sometimes self-mocking skill.


Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈmɒkəri/
Example sentences
  • Since he's almost invariably in considerably worse physical condition than the person who did the original trip, there's a large element of self-mockery which works quite well.
  • Each day of our trip (with a hint of self-mockery, to his credit) he would test-run another item, be it a slick neoprene jacket or a water-dispensing backpack.
  • He will also punctually attend early morning classes where they teach self-mockery, and throughout the day, he will try to implement the techniques he has learned.

Words that rhyme with self-mocking

self-cocking, shocking, stocking
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