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travesty

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of travesty

  1. 1 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something rigged from the start, his trial was a travesty of justice Synonyms caricature, cartoon, farce, joke, parody, sham, mockeryRelated Words burlesque, comedy; lampoon, takeoff; counterfeit, fake, feigning, forgery, hoax, humbug, knockoff, phony (also phoney), pretense (or pretence), sham, simulationNear Antonyms homage, tribute

  2. 2 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect the big-screen version of the classic sitcom is actually a good-natured travesty of the TV series Synonyms burlesque, caricature, put-on, rib, send-up, spoof, takeoff, parodyRelated Words lampoon, mockery, satire; comedy, farce, humor, sketch, slapstick, squib; distortion, exaggeration; imitation, impersonation, mimicking

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travesty

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of travesty

  1. to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of this comedy sketch mindlessly travesties the hard work of relief workers around the world Synonyms burlesque, caricature, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, mimicRelated 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


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