The hint of mockery is fair.
He’s getting stronger on Manuel García’s mockery!
Making a mockery of it is putting you further away from a solution.
But the outfits were such radical departures from the norm that they invited intense mockery and distracted from broader conversations about women’s rights, so the suffrage fighters gave them up.
Mockery cleanses clichés, and then restores emotion.
Writers from former Eastern-bloc countries—Milan Kundera, for example—have often asserted that laughter and mockery were ways of saying no to that world.
When the YouTuber Trevor Wallace posted a tongue-in-cheek video "*drinks White Claw once*" teasing seltzer bros obsessed with the beverage, Gajiwala and his team embraced the mockery.
It steers a course along the very line that separates mockery of the vulgarity of anti-semitism and mockery of a vulgar (because unnerved, and overstated) version of anti-semitism.
The centennial 50 years ago coincided with the civil rights movement, and most of the South was still effectively segregated, making a mockery of any notion that the slaves had truly become free and equal.
Luce understands that Andrew means to affect a comical tone, a sort of cartoon rhetoric, to soften the mockery and the annoyance he so clearly feels; yet “catastrophizing” also acknowledges the very real, the surely imminent catastrophe.)
(1) Remedies for bleeding, which fail to check it, are a mockery; (2) Tincture of Calendula is not to be despised; (3) Remedies, which will check the bleeding when you cut your finger, are useful; (4) All mock remedies for bleeding are despicable.
Oblivious corporate events on gender equality, which often feature all-male panels and a total lack of women speakers, are a favourite target for disdain and mockery online - however, despite the misleading title, the Men Matter conference had good intentions.
The America First Caucus' mission statement also parroted many of Trump's lies about the 2020 election and voter fraud, saying, "Recent election results demonstrate a compromised integrity of our elections and made our election system a subject of global mockery."
They say the absence of practical measures to protect BAME people or any discussion of structural racism from the government-commissioned report this week on Covid-19 disparities makes a mockery of Matt Hancock’s statement in the Commons that “black lives matter”.
That claim has met with widespread mockery and fury, including from pro-Western liberals who despair at what they see as America’s turn, since President Trump’s 2016 election, toward a Soviet-style mind-set that blames all domestic problems on foreign machinations.
Security analyst Alejandro Hope opined that Cienfuegos' exoneration was barely newsworthy, while Maite Azuela, a columnist for the newspaper El Universal, said the decision to drop the charges against him made a "clear mockery" of the federal government's anti-corruption fight.
Of course, Beijing itself has undermined that strategy with its brutal crackdown on pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong and on the city's autonomy, making a mockery of the "One Country, Two Systems" approach that Chinese leaders once put forward as a template for unification with Taiwan.
Shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith said appointing Grayling would “make a mockery” of the cross-party Intelligence and Security Committee, which oversees secret agencies MI5 and MI6 and the government’s GCHQ listening post, and is cleared to see intelligence material denied to other MPs.
The likes of paternal but disengaged CEO Ken Lay, cutthroat man-behind-the-curtain Jeff Skilling, and ethically blind numbers whiz Andy Fastow vividly come to life as they make a mockery of conventional accounting practices and grow increasingly arrogant and bind to their collective hubris.
Emily and Vryling’s mighty mockery of New England mores with their rapier-like aphorisms is also a mockery of the social instruments, of church and family, government and press, with which Emily herself is restrained and relegated to her own narrow limits in pursuit of a boundless inner freedom.
- showing your contempt by derision
- a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
- humorous or satirical mimicry
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