noun (plural mummeries)
1A performance by mummers.
1.1 [mass noun] Ridiculous or extravagant ceremonial procedures.
- The United Nations is a dim hive of self-interested parties engaged in endless parliamentary mummery, united by a consensual delusion that all nations are equal.
- The puerility and sloth of the students, the pure nothingness of the curriculum: it's all sham and mummery, gutless as a haiku poem.
- The traditions of the latter three in divine service were largely those that came to American shores: plain people worshipping plainly who would have no truck with papist mummery.
Words that rhyme with mummeryflummery, Montgomery, summary, summery
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