What is another word for mummery?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌməɹi] (IPA)

Mummery refers to a performance or display of exaggerated or foolish behavior. Synonyms for mummery include buffoonery, clowning, tomfoolery, folly, absurdity, nonsense, foolery, jesting, and playful or silly behavior. These words can be used to describe the actions of a person who engages in frivolous or unnecessary behavior, or to describe a performance or display that lacks seriousness or substance. Mummery can also be used to describe a masquerade or performance in which participants wear masks or costumes, and in this sense is synonymous with the words carnival, parade, or spectacle.

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What are the hypernyms for Mummery?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Mummery?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for mummery?

Mummery refers to a type of performance or ceremony that is usually fake and insincere. Some antonyms for this word include genuineness, authenticity, and sincerity. These words refer to things that are true and honest, rather than being fake or showy. Other antonyms for mummery may include sobriety, simplicity, and straightforwardness. These words describe things that are straightforward and serious, rather than being exaggerated or overly showy. By using antonyms for mummery, we can easily describe things that are genuine, authentic, and sincere, and avoid things that are fake or insincere.

What are the antonyms for Mummery?

Usage examples for Mummery

He manages to have every year a "Queen of the May;" but as to Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, the Dragon, the Hobby-Horse, and all the other motley crew that used to enliven the day with their mummery, he has not ventured to introduce them.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
"I beg you will finish this mummery," exclaimed Don Luis, "and show me the way out of this place."
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
It was herself she was expressing at these moments of mummery.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Mummery

  • Is it honest for me to go and sit there on communion day and drink the wine and eat the bread while feeling it all to be mummery?
    John Fiske
  • Across the page the numbers moved in grave morrice, in the mummery of their letters, wearing quaint caps of squares and cubes.
    James Joyce
  • He believes in that mummery a good deal less than I do, and I don’t believe in it at all.
    Isaac Asimov

Related words: mummer, mummery, mummers, mummers' play, mummers' parade, king of the mummers

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