Definition of travesty
- a travesty of justice
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It is a travesty and a tragedy that so many people would be denied the right to vote.
The trial was a travesty of justice.
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this comedy sketch mindlessly travesties the hard work of relief workers around the world
: something that is shocking, upsetting, or ridiculous because it is not what it is supposed to be
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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