Mocked
Mock Mock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mocking}.] [F. moquer, of uncertain origin; cf. OD. mocken to mumble, G. mucken, OSw. mucka.] 1. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry. [1913 Webster]

To see the life as lively mocked as ever Still sleep mocked death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Mocking marriage with a dame of France. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride. [1913 Webster]

Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud. --1 Kings xviii. 27. [1913 Webster]

Let not ambition mock their useful toil. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

3. To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation. [1913 Webster]

Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies. --Judg. xvi. 13. [1913 Webster]

He will not . . . Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See {Deride}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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