• enPR: trăv'əs-tē, IPA: /ˈtɹæv.əs.ti/

travesty (plural travesties)

  1. An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation.
    • The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first.
  2. A parody or stylistic imitation.
  3. (pejorative) A grossly inferior imitation.
    A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.
  4. (colloquial, proscribed) An appalling version of something.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: Zerrbild
  • Italian: farsa
Translations Verb

travesty (travesties, present participle travestying; past and past participle travestied)

  1. (transitive) To make a travesty of; to parody.

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