mock verb

ADV. bitterly, ruthlessly, scornfully | gently, softly ‘Too scary for you?’ he mocked softly. | subtly The play subtly mocks the conventions of courtly love.

PREP. at He mocked at her hopes of stardom. | for mocking him for his failure | with She mocked him with her smile.

PHRASES faintly/slightly mocking a faintly mocking smile