Definitions for travestyˈtræv ə sti

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word travesty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. farce, farce comedy, travesty(noun)

    a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

  2. 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

  3. travesty(verb)

    make a travesty of

Wiktionary

  1. travesty(Noun)

    An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation

  2. travesty(Noun)

    A parody or stylistic imitation.

  3. travesty(Noun)

    A grossly inferior imitation.

    A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.

  4. travesty(Verb)

    To make a travesty of; to parody.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Travesty(adj)

    disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition

  2. Travesty(noun)

    a burlesque translation or imitation of a work

  3. Travesty(verb)

    to translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Travesty

    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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of travesty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of travesty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Parnham:

    This is just a travesty of justice as far as I’m concerned. This man is facing an execution if he’s convicted.

  2. Kurt Opsahl:

    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.

  3. Tom Gilmore:

    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.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    What happened to you is a travesty and I can't even imagine what you went through and how terrible those days and nights must have been for all those years, and I know that all of us are so regretful that you or any person has to go through what you did. And I hope that now that you are standing here before us that you will have whatever path in life you choose going forward.

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