Mockery is a derived term of contempt.
As nouns the difference between contempt and mockery
is that contempt
is the state of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain while mockery
is the action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(uncountable) The state of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt
of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them.}}
The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
(legal) Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
* contempt of Congress
* contempt of court
* contempt of Parliament
* familiarity breeds contempt
The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.
(obsolete) Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.
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.
* We often use make a mockery' of someone or something, meaning to ' mock them. See also
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