AskDefine | Define mocking

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mocking adj
1 abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'" [syn: derisive, gibelike, jeering, taunting]
2 playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell [syn: teasing, quizzical]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

mocking
  1. present participle of mock

Noun

  1. action of the verb to mock

Translations

derisive or contemptuous
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