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Negative ConnotationPlay
Mockery often implies scorn and expresses disapproval, which can be hurtful. SlideHis imitation of the teacher's accent was considered mockery by the class.
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Avoid in FormalityPlay
Using 'mockery' in formal discussions may be inappropriate due to its negative tone. SlideIn the business meeting, he avoided making a mockery of his rival's proposal.
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Often PersonalPlay
'Mockery' is usually directed at a person or group and can feel personal. SlideThe comedian's mockery of the audience left some people uncomfortably targeted.