What does travesty mean?

Definitions for travesty
ˈtræv ə stitrav·es·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farce, farce comedy, travestynoun

    a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

  2. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-onverb

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

  3. travestyverb

    make a travesty of


  1. travestynoun

    An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation

  2. travestynoun

    A parody or stylistic imitation.

  3. travestynoun

    A grossly inferior imitation.

    A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.

  4. travestyverb

    To make a travesty of; to parody.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Travestyadjective

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

  2. Travestynoun

    a burlesque translation or imitation of a work

  3. Travestyverb

    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.]

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  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

Examples of travesty in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    I think that what this courageous individual has done has exposed serious wrongdoing, i think the travesty is that this complaint was withheld as long as it was because it was an urgent matter. It is an urgent matter. And there was simply no basis to keep this from the committee.

  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. 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.

  4. Rick Greville:

    It would be an absolute travesty if NHS patients aren't part of a system specifically designed to protect them. But that's exactly what could happen in a 'no deal' Brexit, it is just another reason why we urgently need a Brexit deal.

  5. 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.

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cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
  • A. abhor
  • B. loom
  • C. abash
  • D. affront

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