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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


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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