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

- A travesty is an absurd or grotesque misrepresentation, a parody, or grossly inferior imitation. In literary or theatrical contexts it may refer to: Burlesque...
- 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...
- 97°44′24″W / 30.280028°N 97.74000°W / 30.280028; -97.74000 The Texas Travesty describes itself as the United States' "largest student-produced satirical...
- 2001: A Space Travesty is a 2000 comedy film directed by Allan A. Goldstein and starring Leslie Nielsen. The film has a few sequences parodying elements...
- evidence has been used to clear many people falsely convicted. The term travesty of justice is sometimes used for a gross, deliberate miscarriage of justice...
- StarDate Texas Student Media (KVRX-FM, Texas Student Television, Texas Travesty, The Daily Texan) Founded: 1883 Students: 50,950 Endowment: 3.395 billion...
- 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...
- critic Khalid Mohamed found Kapoor to be "the only likeable element in this travesty" but Namrata Joshi of Outlook labelled him "colourless" and criticised...
- motivated trial. Amnesty International described his sentencing as a "travesty of justice". Prior to visiting the Maldives, the local co-counsel working...
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