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spoof

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spoof

  1. a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect <many viewers thought that the spoof of a television newscast was the real thing> Synonyms burlesque, caricature, put-on, rib, send-up, parody, takeoff, travestyRelated Words lampoon, mockery, satire; comedy, farce, humor, sketch, slapstick, squib; distortion, exaggeration; imitation, impersonation, mimicking


spoof

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spoof

  1. 1 to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of <spoofed overly competitive parents in a mockumentary about tryouts for a national T-ball team> Synonyms burlesque, caricature, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, mimic, travestyRelated Words lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play

  2. 2 to cause to believe what is untrue <the newspaper was spoofed by a supposedly plausible claim of a UFO encounter> Synonyms bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, deceive, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickRelated Words kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms undeceive


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