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Mockery vs. Laugh

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Mockerynoun

The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.

Laughnoun

An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.

Mockerynoun

Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.

Laughnoun

Something that provokes mirth or scorn.

Mockerynoun

(obsolete) Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.

Laughnoun

A fun person.

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Mockerynoun

Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.

‘The defendant wasn't allowed to speak at his own trial - it was a mockery of justice.’;

Laughverb

(intransitive) To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.

Mockerynoun

The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.

‘It is, as the air, invulnerable,And our vain blows malicious mockery.’; ‘Grace at meals is now generally so performed as to look more like a mockery upon devotion than any solemn application of the mind to God.’; ‘And bear about the mockery of woe.’;

Laughverb

To be or appear cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.

Mockerynoun

Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.

‘The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries.’;

Laughverb

To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride; to mock.

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Mockerynoun

Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.

‘The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a mockery.’;

Laughverb

(transitive) To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

Mockerynoun

showing your contempt by derision

Laughverb

(transitive) To express by, or utter with, laughter.

Mockerynoun

a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

Laughverb

To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.

‘Queen Hecuba laughed that her eyes ran o'er.’; ‘He laugheth that winneth.’;

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Mockerynoun

humorous or satirical mimicry

Laughverb

Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.

‘Then laughs the childish year, with flowerets crowned.’; ‘In Folly's cup still laughs the bubble Joy.’; ‘No wit to flatter left of all his store,No fool to laugh at, which he valued more.’;

Mockery

Mockery or mocking is the act of insulting or making light of a person or other thing, sometimes merely by taunting, but often by making a caricature, purporting to engage in imitation in a way that highlights unflattering characteristics. Mockery can be done in a lighthearted and gentle way, but can also be cruel and hateful, such that it .

‘conjures images of corrosion, deliberate degradation, even subversion; thus, 'to laugh at in contempt, to make sport of' (OED)’;

Laughverb

To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

‘Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy?’; ‘I shall laugh myself to death.’;

Laughverb

To express by, or utter with, laughter; - with out.

‘From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause.’;

Laughnoun

An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.

‘And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.’; ‘That man is a bad man who has not within him the power of a hearty laugh.’;

Laughnoun

the sound of laughing

Laughnoun

a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing;

‘his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision’;

Laughnoun

a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;

‘he told a very funny joke’; ‘he knows a million gags’; ‘thanks for the laugh’; ‘he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest’; ‘even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point’;

Laughverb

produce laughter

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