What does farce mean?

Definitions for farcefɑrs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word farce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. farce, farce comedy, travesty(noun)

    a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

  2. forcemeat, farce(verb)

    mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

  3. farce, stuff(verb)

    fill with a stuffing while cooking

    "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"


  1. farce(Noun)

    A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm

  2. farce(Noun)

    A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.

    The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time.

  3. farce(Noun)

    A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents

    The first month of labor negotiations was a farce.

  4. farce(Noun)

    A ridiculous or empty show

    The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farce(verb)

    to stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff

  2. Farce(verb)

    to render fat

  3. Farce(verb)

    to swell out; to render pompous

  4. Farce(verb)

    stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat

  5. Farce(verb)

    a low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions

  6. Farce(verb)

    ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce

  7. Origin: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]


  1. Farce

    In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farces are often highly incomprehensible plot-wise, but viewers are encouraged not to try to follow the plot in order to avoid becoming confused and overwhelmed. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Farces have been written for the stage and film. Furthermore, a farce is also often set in one particular location, where all events occur. Japan has a centuries-old tradition of farce plays called Kyōgen. These plays are performed as comic relief during the long, serious Noh plays.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farce

    färs, n. a style of comedy marked by low humour and extravagant wit: ridiculous or empty show.—n. Far′ceur, a joker.—adj. Far′cical.—n. Farcical′ity, farcical quality.—adv. Far′cically.—v.t. Far′cify, to turn into a farce. [Fr. farce, stuffing, from L. farcīre, to stuff, applied, acc. to H. Bradley, to words put between Kyrie and Eleison in religious services, then to the interpolated gag in a religious play, next a buffoon performance.]

  2. Farce

    färs, v.t. to cram: to stuff, fill with stuffing: (Shak.) to swell out.—n. Far′cing, stuffing. [O. Fr. farsir—L. farcīre, to cram.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farce in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Arthur Rimbaud:

    Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.

  2. Kory Wright:

    It was a farce from the beginning, it ruined my life.

  3. Hridayesh Tripathi:

    It is a complete farce. It does not address our demands.

  4. Jean Lucien Bussa:

    We refuse this debate, this farce. The moment has come to respect the constitution.

  5. Mark Twain:

    There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race and finish the farce.

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