Mock Mock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mocking}.] [F. moquer, of uncertain origin; cf. OD. mocken to mumble, G. mucken, OSw. mucka.] 1. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry. [1913 Webster]

To see the life as lively mocked as ever Still sleep mocked death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Mocking marriage with a dame of France. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride. [1913 Webster]

Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud. --1 Kings xviii. 27. [1913 Webster]

Let not ambition mock their useful toil. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

3. To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation. [1913 Webster]

Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies. --Judg. xvi. 13. [1913 Webster]

He will not . . . Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See {Deride}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Möcking — Stadt Breckerfeld Koordinaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mocking — Mock ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. [1913 Webster] {Mocking thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of the genus {Harporhynchus}, as the brown thrush ({Harporhynchus rufus}). {Mocking wren} (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mocking — index caustic, cynical, disdainful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mocking — [[t]mɒ̱kɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED A mocking expression or mocking behaviour indicates that you think someone or something is stupid or inferior. She gave a mocking smile... Behind the mocking laughter lurks a growing sense of unease. Syn: scornful,… …   English dictionary

  • Mocking — Mock Objekte werden in der testgetriebenen Softwareentwicklung „Dummy“ Objekte genannt, die als Platzhalter für echte Objekte innerhalb von Unit Tests verwendet werden. Es ist nicht immer möglich oder erwünscht, ein einzelnes Objekt vollkommen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mocking — mock|ing [ makıŋ ] adjective showing that you think someone or something is stupid: His tone was coldly mocking. a mocking smile ╾ mock|ing|ly adverb: He raised one eyebrow mockingly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mocking — UK [ˈmɒkɪŋ] / US [ˈmɑkɪŋ] adjective showing that you think someone or something is stupid His tone was coldly mocking. a mocking smile Derived word: mockingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • mocking — adj. Mocking is used with these nouns: ↑eyebrow, ↑grin, ↑laugh, ↑laughter, ↑smile, ↑tone, ↑voice …   Collocations dictionary

  • mocking — mock ► VERB 1) tease scornfully; ridicule. 2) mimic contemptuously. ► ADJECTIVE 1) not authentic or real. 2) (of an examination, battle, etc.) arranged for training or practice. ► NOUN (mocks) Brit. informal …   English terms dictionary

  • mocking — adjective 1. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule (Freq. 1) derisive laughter a jeering crowd her mocking smile taunting shouts of coward and sissy • Syn: ↑derisive, ↑gibelike, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”