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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mock v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mocked p. pr. & vb. n. Mocking.]
 1. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
 To see the life as lively mocked as ever
 Still sleep mocked death.   --Shak.
    Mocking marriage with a dame of France.   --Shak.
 2. To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
    Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud.   --1 Kings xviii. 27.
    Let not ambition mock their useful toil.   --Gray.
 3. To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation.
    Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies.   --Judg. xvi. 13.
 He will not . . .
 Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See Deride.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mock·ing, a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive.
 Mocking thrush Zool., any species of the genus Harporhynchus, as the brown thrush (Harporhynchus rufus).
 Mocking wren Zool., any American wren of the genus Thryothorus, esp. Thryothorus Ludovicianus.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mocking
      adj 1: abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive
             laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile";
             "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'" [syn: derisive,
              gibelike, jeering, taunting]
      2: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a
         somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence
         Durrell [syn: teasing, quizzical]