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Pronunciation: [mˈɒkɪŋ] (IPA)

Mocking is a term used to describe making fun of someone or something in a cruel and often sarcastic way. There are several synonyms for this term, including teasing, taunting, ridiculing, and jeering. Teasing is a more playful form of mockery, while taunting is more aggressive and intentionally hurtful. Ridiculing is another term for mocking, used to describe mocking someone or something with contempt or scorn. Jeering is similar to taunting but often involves a group of people and is more of a public display of mockery. Whether teasing, taunting, ridiculing, or jeering, it's important to remember to treat others with kindness and respect.

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What are the opposite words for mocking?

Mocking can be defined as making fun of someone or something in a contemptuous or scornful manner. The antonyms for the word "mocking" are respectful, honoring, genuine, sincere, and considerate. Respectful means showing admiration and esteem towards someone or something. Honoring means to show deep respect or admiration for something. Genuine refers to something that is authentic or sincere. Sincere is about being honest, truthful, and genuine in one's thoughts or expressions. Considerate refers to being thoughtful of the feelings and requirements of others. The usage of these antonyms instead of mocking can create a positive environment by promoting respect, honesty, and kindness.

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Usage examples for Mocking

She suddenly recalled a picture she had once seen called "The Evil Genius," in which a dark, mocking face peered over the shoulder of a young man who sat at a table as though in deep thought.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Florence favored him with a mocking smile.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
This poor little aristocrat, far and away too good to talk to the likes of us"-here Nancy put her arms akimbo and looked down with a mocking laugh at the prostrate Pauline-"far too grand, girls-fact, I assure you-was kept without her food until I gave her a bit of bread and a sup of water at supper.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade

Famous quotes with Mocking

  • There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
    Harold Pinter
  • All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.
    Anna Quindlen
  • Most of those mocking us and our works night after night have not reached the point of suggesting we are going to use those weapons. They are pretty useless right now.
    Richard Reeves
  • When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored.
    Wendell L. Wilkie
  • New Jersey is one of the best kept secrets in the United States. So, I say let the uninformed keep mocking it, those of us in the know are laughing right back at the ones making fun of it!
    David Standish

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