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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun travesty:


Travesty (parody, exaggerated imitation, caricature) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun travesty

What does travesty mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: travesties

  1. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Alternative definition of the noun travesty


  1. An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation
  2. A parody or stylistic imitation.
  3. [pejorative] A grossly inferior imitation.

Definition of the noun travesty for high school students

    a grossly inferior imitation
    • example: According to the school newspaper's merciless theater critic, Pacific Coast High's rendition of the musical Oklahoma was a travesty of the original.

The noun travesty is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb travesty

What does travesty mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: travestied

  1. make a travesty of


"Travesty" is a musical EP of Morgion.

  • released in (23 years ago)


"Travesty" is a book by John Laughland.

  • subjects: Espionage, History, Europe, International, World

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Travesty

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Google previewBlack Bonanza (2010)

Canada's Oil Sands and the Race to Secure North America's Energy Future by Alastair Sweeny

The real travesty is that these researchers largely succeeded in stifling transparent science and open debate over the past ten years and continued to maintain the position that the sky was falling when clearly it was not. In fact, NASA satellite ...

Google previewJung's Quest for Wholeness (1990)

A Religious and Historical Perspective by Curtis D. Smith

But by far the greatest travesty is the suppression of one's unique form of individuality in deference to the collective ideals of the persona. In Jung's view " far too much of our common humanity has to be sacrificed in the interests of an ideal ...

Google previewThe Deafening Cadence of Biblical Defection (2012)

Can Christianity Survive in an Anti-christian America? by Robert Delich

travesty is that most any age group can be subjected to these immoral threats. Resulting mental strain and peripheral devastation created by such perversity translates to an economic and moral burden for society overall. There is an ongoing ...

Google previewGRE(CD1장포함) (2010)

by Mark Alan Stewart, Peterson's

A TRAVESTY is an imitation intended to RIDICULE (deride or mock); similarly, a forgery is an imitation intended to deceive. 24. The correct answer is (D). The use of a code number to keep the contestants' identities secret is clearly designed to ...

Google previewSamadhi (1986)

Self Development in Zen, Swordsmanship, and Psychotherapy by Mike Sayama

But by far the greatest travesty is the suppression of one's unique form of individuality in deference to the collective ideals of the persona. In Jung's view " far too much of our common humanity has to be sacrificed in the interests of an ideal ...

Google previewA Christian Theology of the Cross (2010)

Discovering the Priesthood of Abel by Allen George

Travesty is an indispensable element of the nature of the devil. We can now add that the first lie recorded in the Bible was based on pure prejudice. It is enough to point to the fact here that there is a trace of prejudice in every heart which robs ...

Google previewSexuality in Islam (2013)

by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba

This is because travesty is a constant and because the veil took some time to catch on and indeed never became an absolute rule. In the countryside of the Maghreb, for example, ...

Google previewThe Columbia Guide to Standard American English (2005)

by Kenneth Wilson

A travesty is a gross distortion of an original work, exaggerated for comic purposes or with ...

Google previewParliamentary Debates. House of Representatives (1986)

by New Zealand. Parliament

The travesty is that in many instances those people have been fervent and firm supporters of the party that they thought had a firm commitment to regional development and to the regions. Mr R. F. H. Maxwell: That's right! Mr MORRISON: The ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

TRAVESTY (from the French travestir, to disguise) designates a comic treatment, ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Modern English Grammar (2001)

Grammar, Syntax and Style for the 21st Century by Ned Halley

travesty then Don't use this word as a conjunction to denote consequentially. When one part of a sentence relates the effect of what is described in the other part, the whole should be written in a way that makes a connecting 'then' redundant.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

imitation, burlesque, travesty, take-off, caricature, send-up part (Brit. Slang). 2 poor imitation: mockery, farce, joke, laugh, travesty, caricature, absurdity. — v. travesty, burlesque, take off, send up (Brit. Slang), mock, caricature, satirize, poke ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Travesty, plu. travesties, -tiz. Parody, plu. parodies, -dU. Travesty [truv'.gs.tjj], a burlesque rendering of a subject treated by another in a serious style. Parody [ par'ro'.djj], an imitation (serious or ludicrous) of some popular literary production ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

are the carrying of goods in and out of the country transvestite see TRAvEsTY trappings [LME] Animal traps [OE] have nothing to do with trappings, which go back to Latin drappus 'cloth', the source of draper, drab [M16] originally ...

Google previewThe Poe Encyclopedia (1997)

by Frederick S. Frank, Tony Magistrale, Edgar Allan Poe

and, most particularly, the short novel Travesty (1976) are modernizations of Poe's settings, atmosphere, and frenzied characterizations. “The spirit of Edgar Allan Poe is ...

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Quotes about Travesty

I would love to support Hillary for president if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation because she supports it. (Cindy Sheehan)
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Scrabble value of T1R1A1V4E1S1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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