farce, farce comedy, travesty(noun)
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(verb)
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
make a travesty of
An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation
A parody or stylistic imitation.
A grossly inferior imitation.
A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.
To make a travesty of; to parody.
disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition
a burlesque translation or imitation of a work
to translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trav′es-ti, adj. having on the vesture or appearance of another: disguised so as to be ridiculous.—n. a kind of burlesque in which the original characters are preserved, the situations parodied.—v.t. to turn into burlesque. [Fr. travestir, to disguise—L. trans, over, vestīre, to clothe.]
The numerical value of travesty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of travesty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is just a travesty of justice as far as I’m concerned. This man is facing an execution if he’s convicted.
Incarcerating thousands of immigrants in a private prison before deporting them is unjust and allowing a corporation to profit from it is a travesty.
It would be a travesty of justice if our clients are denied their day in court over the 'secrecy' of a program that has been front-page news for nearly a decade.
The travesty is that a large majority of people who can’t or won’t support even a right person around themselves want to have a right authority for the nation.
There's a new consciousness that is extremely sensitive to the needs of the homeless, does that mean they accept the notion of Skid Row ? No, no, no because Skid Row is a travesty as a construct. It's a toxic environment for the homeless.
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