[ US /ˈmɑkɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɒkɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɒkɪŋ/ ]
playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air
abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'
her mocking smile
a jeering crowd
How To Use mocking In A Sentence
- The rage and the disappointment of the admiral were beyond all bounds; what to him was the value of the capture of Aisa, of the Turkish alcaid, of the ten thousand of the baser sort; nay, what to him was the value of "Africa" itself when once again like a mocking spirit Dragut had glided beyond the sea horizon to devastate, to plunder, and to slay once more, the scourge and the menace of Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean
- The awkwardness between them soon vanished when they began laughing and mocking the poorly produced film.
- Even the more sentimental variations seem mocking.
- He is beautifully made with graceful horns, a slinky, prism-like tail, and playful, though mocking and feral, eyes.
- At his words, the mocking hauteur disappears from her gaze.
- Call us a bunch of self-referential, mocking, postmodern deconstructionist ironicists, if you will. Times, Sunday Times
- Now, jobs figures still aren't dancing the jive yet, but prices are spiraling higher and higher, mocking the Fed's directorate for central planning.
- His slight emphasis on the word "Lady" was definitely mocking.
- The housebreaker's unclean face was still cheerful and mocking, although a slow worry had begun gathering at its edges. MAN'S LOVING FAMILY
- All the exquisite, surrounding obscurity was animated by that music, which continued in the distance, in the mystery of the leaves and of the stones, in the depths of all the small, black holes of rocks or walls; it seemed like chivies in miniature, or rather, a sort of frail concert somewhat mocking -- oh! not very mocking, and without any maliciousness -- led timidly by inoffensive gnomes. Ramuntcho