mummery

Part of speech: noun

A masked performance.

Part of speech: noun

Hypocritical parade.

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Usage examples "mummery":

  1. Momerie and Mummery are identical with Mowbray, from Monbrai in Normandy. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
  2. " A fine mummery" was the reply. - "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.
  3. In his treatment of Ayoub she had just witnessed the lengths of brutality of which he was capable, and she was not to know that this brutality had been a deliberate piece of mummery calculated to strike terror into her. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.