Made a mockery of the rules.
When someone has a really strong accent and you make fun of him by imitating that accent and making it even more ridiculously extreme, this is an example of mockery.
A parody of a soap opera that makes fun of how seriously it takes itself is an example of a mockery.
When you are extremely unlucky and never win anything, this is an example of a time when buying a lottery ticket is mockery.
The few packages of food seemed a mockery in the face of such enormous destitution.
The trial was a mockery of justice.
The jester's many mockeries.
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Origin of mockery
- From Anglo-Norman mokerie, mokery, and Middle French mocquerie, moquerie, from moquer, moker (“to mock") + -erie (“-ery"), perhaps from Greek μωκός - mokos, "mocker".