Translation of mockery in Spanish:

mockery

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːkəri; ˈmɒkəri/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (ridicule) burla (feminine), mofa (feminine) [literary/literario] to hold sth/sb up to mockery ridiculizar* algo/a algn, poner* algo/a algn en ridículo
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    • Maybe I've strayed off-topic here, but I think that mockery and derision is, oddly enough, part of the stuff of taking religion seriously.
    • The more discussion-worthy point, however, is the use of humor as a political weapon - mockery, derision, diminishment.
    • Debate the guy, denounce him, subject him to ridicule and mockery at every opportunity.
    1.2 (travesty) (no plural/sin plural) farsa (feminine), pantomima (feminine) a mockery of justice una parodia de justicia to make a mockery of sth ridiculizar* algo
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    • It's a travesty, a mockery of our Constitutional system, and they will not rest until this hideous distortion of all that is good and decent has been ended once and for all.
    • What eventually took its place was a travesty of the real thing, a mockery of the power that could raise men to heaven and give them the glimpse of God for which they gladly died.
    • This dangerous double standard makes a sham and a mockery of the justice system.

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