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Synonyms for mocking

Verb

1. mock, bemock, treat, handle, do by
usage: treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
2. mock, imitate, copy, simulate
usage: imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

Adjective

1. derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting, disrespectful (vs. respectful)
usage: abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
2. mocking, teasing, quizzical, playful (vs. unplayful)
usage: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
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