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mockery

noun
     
mock‧e‧ry
1

make a mockery of something

to make something such as a plan or system seem completely useless or ineffective:
This building plan makes a mockery of the government's environmental policy.
2 [uncountable] when someone laughs at someone or something or shows that they think they are stupid:
There was a hint of mockery in his voice.
3 [singular] something that is completely useless or ineffective:
She said that the trial had been a mockery.

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