Definition of Travesty. Meaning of Travesty. Synonyms of Travesty

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Definition of Travesty

Travesty
Travesty Trav"es*ty, a. [F. travesti, p. p. of travestir to disguise, to travesty, It. travestire, fr. L. trans across, over + vestire to dress, clothe. See Vest.] Disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition. [R.]
Travesty
Travesty Trav"es*ty, n.; pl. Travesties. A burlesque translation or imitation of a work. The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first. --De Quincey.
Travesty
Travesty Trav"es*ty, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Travestied; p. pr. & vb. n. Travesting.] To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous. I see poor Lucan travestied, not appareled in his Roman toga, but under the cruel shears of an English tailor. --Bentley.

Meaning of Travesty from wikipedia

- Look up travesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A travesty is an absurd or grotesque misrepresentation, a parody, or grossly inferior imitation....
- Travesties is a 1974 play by Tom Stoppard. The play centres on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the...
- the main focus of Taylor-Johnson's work. Beginning with the video works Travesty of a Mockery and Pent-Up in 1996. One of Taylor-Johnson's first United...
- A miscarriage of justice occurs when a grossly unfair outcome occurs in a criminal or civil proceeding, such as the conviction and punishment of a person...
- 2001: A Space Travesty is a 2000 sci-fi comedy film directed by Allan A. Goldstein and starring Leslie Nielsen, Ophélie Winter, Peter Egan, and Ezio Greggio...
- Travesty of Justice: The Shocking Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance is a 2019 book of creative nonfiction written by Don Brown, about the United States...
- style of a technical paper or a particular writer. They are also called travesty generators and random text generators. Their purpose is often satirical...
- 74000 The Texas Travesty is a student-produced satirical newspaper created and produced at the University of Texas at Austin. The Travesty began in 1997...
- Manager. He appeared as Henry Carr in a revival of Tom Stoppard's play Travesties at the Menier Chocolate Factory directed by Patrick Marber, later transferring...
- they moved briefly into the industrial metal circle. With their last CD, Travesty of Heavenly Essence, they returned to their previous style with just a...