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travesty

trav·es·ty

travesty

 
 
pronunciation:
trae vih sti
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: travesties
definition 1: an exaggerated or grotesque imitation or parody, as of a literary work or serious subject, made to ridicule the original.
similar words:
mockery
definition 2: something so grotesque or inferior as to seem a parody.
The unethical, self-serving practices of these reporters represent a travesty of honest journalism.
similar words:
caricature, mockery
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: travestied, travesties, travestying
definition: to make a travesty of; ridicule, mock, or parody.
similar words:
mock