[syn: parody, mockery, takeoff]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mockery \Mock"er*y\, n.; pl. Mockeries. [F. moquerie.]
1. The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by
mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of
earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.
It is, as the air, invulnerable,
And our vain blows malicious mockery. --Shak.
Grace at meals is now generally so performed as to
look more like a mockery upon devotion than any
solemn application of the mind to God. --Law.
And bear about the mockery of woe. --Pope.
2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous
merriment; derision; ridicule.
The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries. --Spenser.
3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.
The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a
mockery. --2 Macc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: showing your contempt by derision [syn: jeer, jeering,
mockery, scoff, scoffing]
2: a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's
style, usually in a humorous way [syn: parody, lampoon,
spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque,
travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on]
3: humorous or satirical mimicry [syn: parody, mockery,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
181 Moby Thesaurus words for "mockery":
a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity, abuse,
affront, aggressive mimicry, apery, aspersion, atrocity, bagatelle,
banter, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, booing, brass farthing,
brickbat, burlesque, butt, button, byword, byword of reproach,
caricature, casuistry, catcalling, cent, chaffing, contempt,
contumely, crossed fingers, cryptic mimicry, curio, cut, decrial,
derision, despite, disappointment, disdain, disingenuousness,
disparagement, dump, dupe, emptiness, enormity, fair game, farce,
farthing, feather, fig, figure of fun, fleabite, fleering,
flippancy, flout, flouting, folderol, fool, fooling, fribble,
frippery, game, gaud, gazingstock, gewgaw, gibe, gimcrack, goat,
grinning, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, hissing, hollow mockery,
hollowness, hooting, humiliation, imitation, impersonation,
indignity, injury, insincerity, insult, jeer, jeering, jest,
jester, jestingstock, jesuitry, joke, joshing, kickshaw,
knickknack, knickknackery, lampoon, laugh, laughingstock, leering,
levity, mimicry, minikin, miscarriage, mock, molehill, monkey,
offense, outrage, panning, parody, parrotry, pasquinade, pastiche,
peppercorn, picayune, pilgarlic, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick,
playing possum, protective coloration, put-down, ragging, raillery,
rallying, rap, razzing, red cent, ridicule, roasting, row of pins,
rush, satire, scoff, scoffing, scorn, scurrility, semblance, sham,
shit, smart-aleckiness, smartness, smirking, snap, sneering,
sneeshing, snickering, sniggering, snorting, sophistry, sou, spoof,
sport, squib, stock, straw, synaposematic mimicry, take-off,
takeoff, target, taunt, taunting, tongue in cheek, toy, travesty,
trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, twitting, two cents,
twopence, uncandidness, uncandor, uncomplimentary remark,
unfrankness, victim, whim-wham, wicked imitation