Definition of Mocking

1. Adjective. Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule. "Taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

Exact synonyms: Derisive, Gibelike, Jeering, Taunting
Similar to: Disrespectful
Derivative terms: Deride



2. Adjective. Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule). "His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"
Exact synonyms: Quizzical, Teasing
Similar to: Playful

Definition of Mocking

1. a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive.

Definition of Mocking

1. Verb. (present participle of mock) ¹

2. Noun. action of the verb ''to mock'' ¹

3. Adjective. derisive or contemptuous ¹

4. Adjective. teasing or taunting ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mocking

1. mock [v] - See also: mock

Medical Definition of Mocking

1. Imitating, especially. In derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive. Mocking bird, any American wren of the genus Thryothorus, esp. T. Ludovicianus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mocking

mockadoes
mockage
mockages
mockamole
mockbird
mockbirds
mockbuster
mockbusters
mocked
mocker
mockeries
mockernut
mockernut hickory
mockers
mockery
mocking (current term)
mocking bird
mocking birds
mocking is catching
mocking thrush
mockingbird
mockingbirds
mockingly
mockings
mockingstock
mockish
mockney
mockneys
mocks
mockt

Literary usage of Mocking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"The trill as produced by the canary and the nightingale is not a part of the répertoire of the mocking-bird. He has instead, however, a magnificent shake ..."

2. American Poems (1625-1892) by Walter Cochrane Bronson (1912)
"25 Oh magical flame, whence pulsing came This passion of the mocking-bird ? Aye—pause and hark—be still, and mark What countless grades of voice and tone ..."

3. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"... THE mocking-BIRDS I1 OH ! all day long they flood with song, The forest shades, the fields of light; Heaven's heart is stilled, and strangely thrilled ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"TIIE mocking Butn. — I observe that while all the other song-birds arc silent in our Southern forests and groves, the mocking-bird is quite as musical as ..."

5. Appletons' Journal (1877)
"Mrs. A , if you please, possesses a mocking-bird which she obtained while it was ... Mrs. В is deeply interested, and Mrs. В must also have a mocking-bird. ..."

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