make a mockery of something

make a mockery of something
make a mockery of (something) to make something seem stupid or without value.

The fact that he sent his children to private school makes a mockery of his socialist principles.


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  • make a mockery of something — make a ˈmockery of sth idiom to make sth seem ridiculous or useless • The trial made a mockery of justice. Main entry: ↑mockeryidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a mockery of — (something) to make something seem stupid or without value. The fact that he sent his children to private school makes a mockery of his socialist principles …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a mockery of — phrase to make someone or something seem stupid or useless Ten year marriage contracts would make a total mockery of marriage vows. Thesaurus: mocking and mockeryhyponym laughter and the sound of laughtersynonym Main entry: mockery * * * m …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a mockery of — to make someone or something seem stupid or useless Ten year marriage contracts would make a total mockery of marriage vows …   English dictionary

  • mockery — ► NOUN (pl. mockeries) 1) ridicule. 2) an absurd representation of something. ● make a mockery of Cf. ↑make a mockery of …   English terms dictionary

  • mockery — mock|er|y [ makəri ] noun 1. ) uncount the remarks or behavior intended to make someone seem stupid, for example laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind: How interesting, he said with a hint of mockery. 2. ) singular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mockery — noun 1 make a mockery of to make something such as a plan, system, or organization seem completely useless or ineffective: The continued flouting of Security Council resolutions is making a mockery of the UN. 2 (U) a feeling or attitude of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mockery — mock|e|ry [ˈmɔkəri US ˈma: ] n 1.) make a mockery of sth to make something such as a plan or system seem completely useless or ineffective ▪ This building plan makes a mockery of the government s environmental policy. 2.) [U] when someone laughs… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mockery — UK [ˈmɒkərɪ] / US [ˈmɑkərɪ] noun 1) [singular] something that makes a system, organization etc seem stupid or useless mockery of: The Jones trial was a mockery of justice. 2) [uncountable] remarks or behaviour intended to make someone seem stupid …   English dictionary

  • mockery — [ˈmɒkəri] noun [U] remarks or behaviour intended to make someone seem stupid • make a mockery of to make someone or something seem stupid or useless[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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