One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a note of mockery in his voice’
ridicule, derision, jeering, sneering, contempt, scorn, scoffing, joking, teasing, taunting, sarcasm, ragging, chaffing, jibing
NZ Australian chiacking
informal kidding, kidology, ribbing, joshing
British informal winding up
taking the mickey
British vulgar slang taking the piss
North American informal goofing, razzing
2‘the trial was a mockery’
travesty, charade, farce, parody, laughing stock, caricature, lampoon, burlesque, apology, excuse, poor substitute
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