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trav·es·ty

 (trăv′ĭ-stē)
n. pl. trav·es·ties
1. A debased or grotesque likeness: elections that were a travesty of democracy.
2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
tr.v. trav·es·tied, trav·es·ty·ing, trav·es·ties
To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.

[From obsolete, disguised, burlesqued, from French travesti, past participle of travestir, to disguise, parody, from Italian travestire : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin vestīre, to dress (from vestis, garment; see wes- in Indo-European roots).]

travesty

(ˈtrævɪstɪ)
n, pl -ties
a farcical or grotesque imitation; mockery; parody
vb, -ties, -tying or -tied
(tr) to make or be a travesty of
[C17: from French travesti disguised, from travestir to disguise, from Italian travestire, from tra- trans- + vestire to clothe]

trav•es•ty

(ˈtræv ə sti)

n., pl. -ties, n.
1. a grotesque or debased likeness or imitation of something: a travesty of justice.
2. a literary or artistic burlesque of a serious work or subject, characterized by grotesque or ludicrous incongruity.
v.t.
3. to burlesque; mock.
[1655–65; < French travesti, past participle of travestir to disguise < Italian travestire=tra- (< Latin trā-, variant of trāns- trans-) + vestire to clothe < Latin vestīre]
syn: See burlesque.

travesty

imitation or parody for the purpose of ridicule; a grotesque or ludicrous representation.
See also: Representation

travesty


Past participle: travestied
Gerund: travestying

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am travestying
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Present Perfect
I have travestied
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Past Continuous
I was travestying
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Past Perfect
I had travestied
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Future
I will travesty
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Future Perfect
I will have travestied
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Future Continuous
I will be travestying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been travestying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been travestying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been travestying
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Conditional
I would travesty
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Past Conditional
I would have travestied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.travesty - a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situationstravesty - a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
comedy - light and humorous drama with a happy ending
2.travesty - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous waytravesty - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Verb1.travesty - make a travesty of
burlesque, spoof, parody - make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"

travesty

noun mockery, distortion, parody, caricature, sham, send-up (Brit. informal), spoof (informal), perversion, takeoff (informal), lampoon, burlesque If he couldn't prepare his case properly the trial would be a travesty.

travesty

noun
A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something:
verb
To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way:
Translations

travesty

[ˈtrævɪstɪ]
A. Nparodia f, farsa f
B. VTparodiar

travesty

[ˈtrævəsti] nparodie f
a travesty of justice → une parodie de justice

travesty

n (Liter) → Travestie f; a travesty of justiceein Hohn mauf die Gerechtigkeit; the elections were a travestydie Wahlen waren ein Hohn mor eine Farce
vtins Lächerliche ziehen, travestieren (esp Liter)

travesty

[ˈtrævɪstɪ] nparodia
his trial was a travesty of justice → il suo processo è stato una farsa
References in classic literature ?
It even prevailed over the miserable travesty of the song of David which the singer had selected from a volume of similar effusions, and caused the sense to be forgotten in the insinuating harmony of the sounds.
Even a sceptic, who can see nothing but a travesty of bitter truth in anything holy or emotional, would have been melted to the heart had he seen that little group of loving and devoted friends kneeling round that stricken and sorrowing lady.
There is a kind of travesty of humanity over there.
I hope yet to hear of a travesty of the Moor and his gentle lady, in which the parts shall be reversed according to the plan just sketched--you, however, being in my nightcap.
James; and the serio- comic ceremonials and mock parade which attended that singular travesty of monarchal style.
As he approached quite close to me I obtained an excellent view of him, and though I was later to become better acquainted with his kind, I may say that that single cursory examination of this awful travesty on Nature would have proved quite sufficient to my desires had I been a free agent.
Cadwallader seemed like a mocking travesty wrought in the dark by an impish finger.
Heaven knows what gaudy sentimental parade we made in our borrowed plumes, but if the travesty had kept itself to the written word it would have been all well enough.
What was this instrument--ticking away here in the great Sahara--but a travesty upon the possible!
If we look wider, things are all alike; laws and letters and creeds and modes of living seem a travesty of truth.
DEAN CLARKE reckons it would a travesty if Limerick are relegated on the back of their sensational run of form.
Dunfermline are the team to win it for me over 36 games and it would be a travesty for them if they didn't because they and Morton are full-time.