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Synonyms for travesty
ˈtræv ə stitrav·es·ty

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  1. travestynoun


  2. travestynoun

    To make a travesty of; to parody.


  3. travestynoun

    A parody or stylistic imitation.


  4. travestynoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. farce, farce comedy, travestynoun

    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-onverb

    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. travestyverb

    make a travesty of

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. travestyverb

    parody, imitate, take off, turn into burlesque

  2. travestynoun

    parody, burlesque, caricature

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. travestynoun

    burlesque, parody, caricature, take-off

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How to use travesty in a sentence?

  1. Deb Butler:

    This is a travesty of the process and you know it.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. Billionaire Bill Gross:

    This trial was a travesty of justice and a black mark on the Orange County judicial system.

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