Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mock

2 senses of mock

Sense 1
mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")
       => treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

Sense 2
mock -- (imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate")
       => imitate, copy, simulate -- (reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings")

Antonyms of adj mocking

2 senses of mocking

Sense 1
derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting -- (abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'")

INDIRECT (VIA disrespectful) -> respectful -- (full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance")

Sense 2
mocking, teasing, quizzical -- (playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell)

INDIRECT (VIA playful) -> unplayful, serious, sober -- (completely lacking in playfulness)

Similarity of adj mocking

2 senses of mocking

Sense 1
derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting -- (abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'")
       => disrespectful (vs. respectful) -- (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher")

Sense 2
mocking, teasing, quizzical -- (playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell)
       => playful (vs. unplayful) -- (full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school")

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