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Synonyms for travesty
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farce, farce comedy, travesty(noun)

    a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

    mockery, burlesque, parody, charade, spoof, lampoon, pasquinade, farce comedy, sendup, forcemeat, farce, put-on, takeoff

  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

    jeer, fraud, prank, joke, trick, scoff, takeoff, caper, farce comedy, parody, hoax, spoof, put-on, humbug, farce, burlesque, scoffing, antic, pasquinade, jeering, mockery, sendup, lampoon, dupery, charade, fraudulence

  3. travesty(verb)

    make a travesty of


  1. travesty(noun)


  2. travesty(noun)

    To make a travesty of; to parody.


  3. travesty(noun)

    A parody or stylistic imitation.


  4. travesty(noun)

    A grossly inferior imitation.

    A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. travesty

    A caricature is a grotesque exaggeration of striking features or peculiarities, generally of a person; a burlesque treats any subject in an absurd or incongruous manner. A burlesque is written or acted; a caricature is more commonly in sketch or picture. A parody changes the subject, but keeps the style; a travesty keeps the subject, but changes the style; a burlesque does not hold itself to either subject or style; but is content with a general resemblance to what it may imitate. A caricature, parody, or travesty must have an original; a burlesque may be an independent composition. An account of a schoolboys' quarrel after the general manner of Homer's Iliad would be a burlesque; the real story of the Iliad told in newspaper style would be a travesty. An extravaganza is a fantastic composition, musical, dramatic, or narrative. Imitation is serious; mimicry is either intentionally or unintentionally comical.

    burlesque, caricature, exaggeration, extravaganza, imitation, mimicry, parody, take-off

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. travesty

    burlesque, parody, disguise, caricature, misrepresentation, misportraiture

    representation, reproduction, portraiture, copy, exhibition, recast

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. travesty(v. a.)

    parody, imitate, take off, turn into burlesque

  2. travesty(n.)

    parody, burlesque, caricature

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. travesty(n)

    burlesque, parody, caricature, take-off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    parody, farce, mockery, transvestite, charade, caricature, masquerade, sham, macabre, spoofing, joke, cartoon

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  1. Agnes Callamard:

    We're moving into a space of justice. The Saudi process was anything but justice, The Saudi process was a travesty of justice in my opinion and The Saudi process was closed, secret trial. Here we have a space where the victims are heard in a way that they have never been heard before, it is important for truth telling because more information is coming up and more information will come up.

  2. Ben Wikler:

    Despite the result, the fact that this in-person election took place was a searing loss for Wisconsin, wisconsin voters will not forget this travesty.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Stephanie Labanowski:

    I think it's a travesty, just because it's not in Stephanie Labanowski backyard doesn't mean it's not something to take seriously.

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