mockingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mocking +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

mockingly (comparative more mockingly, superlative most mockingly)

  1. Said, written, or done with the intent to mock, or ridicule; with mocking effect.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 291:
      I remember how mockingly bright the day seemed as I went back on my melancholy pilgrimage to the little house at Woking, how busy the streets and vivid the moving life about me.