Antonyms for mummery

Grammar : Noun
Spell : muhm-uh-ree
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌm ə ri

Definition of mummery

Origin :
  • 1520s, "performance of mumming," from Old French mommerie, from momer (see mummer). Transferred sense of "ridiculous ceremony or ritual" is from 1540s.
  • As in joke : noun fun, quip
  • As in masquerade : noun disguise; social occasion for disguises
  • As in sport : noun fun, joking
  • As in ha-ha : noun joke
  • As in formality : noun etiquette, protocol
  • As in hocus-pocus : noun sleight of hand
Example sentences :
  • But your hypocrisy and your mummery shall serve you to little purpose.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • That is as good as going to Church to be the central figures of the mummery of priests.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Even to keep an open mind himself to all the muss and mummery of the Church!
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • They too recognized him now, and realized that here was no mummery.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • It was all humbug––all this mummery about intuitions and unerring perception and inscrutability.
  • Extract from : « Rope » by Holworthy Hall
  • These latter had, each of them, some mummery peculiar to himself.
  • Extract from : « The History of the Caliph Vathek » by William Beckford
  • All mummery was to be forbidden, and all monarchy to be called mummery.
  • Extract from : « A Short History of England » by G. K. Chesterton
  • For the rest, if this mummery humbles Lord Warwick, gramercy!
  • Extract from : « The Last Of The Barons, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • What an exhibition of mummery it was in that time-begrimed temple!
  • Extract from : « Due West » by Maturin Murray Ballou
  • Any mummery will cure if the patient's faith is strong in it.
  • Extract from : « A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Synonyms for mummery

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