Definition of Mummery

1. Noun. Meaningless ceremonies and flattery.

Exact synonyms: Flummery
Generic synonyms: Bunk, Hokum, Meaninglessness, Nonsense, Nonsensicality



Definition of Mummery

1. n. Masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery.

Definition of Mummery

1. Noun. merrymaking; the performance of a mummer ¹

2. Noun. a ridiculous or ostentatious ceremony, especially of a religious nature ¹

3. Noun. a showy but empty performance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mummery

1. a performance by mummers [n -MERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mummery

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mumification necrosis
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mummeite
mummer
mummeries
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mummery (current term)
mummia
mummias
mummichog
mummichogs
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mummifications
mummified
mummified pulp
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mummiform
mummify

Literary usage of Mummery

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"1855 at Maison- Dieu, Dover, was son of William Rigden mummery of Dover. ... [Alpine Journal, November 1895; information kindly given by Mrs. AF mummery. ..."

2. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1885)
"John Rigden mummery. THE announcement of the death of Mr. JR mummery, LD. ... Having formed the desire to enter the medical profession, Mr. mummery came to ..."

3. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"... in this manner :—On the Sunday before Candlemas, in the night, one hundred and thirty citizens, disguised, and well horsed, in a mummery, ..."

4. Sights and Thoughts in Foreign Churches and Among Foreign Peoples by Frederick William Faber (1842)
"It may be hoped there are few Roman churches where such theatrical mummery as that is practised. However, whatever be the amount ..."

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