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1. travesty

noun. ['ˈtrævəsti'] a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.

Synonyms

  • impersonation
  • parody
  • charade
  • imitation
  • sendup
  • caricature
  • takeoff
  • spoof
  • pasquinade
  • mockery
  • burlesque
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • natural
  • fall
  • empty
  • tidal wave

Etymology

  • travestir (French)
  • travestire (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Travesty

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  • beastie
  • benveniste
  • bloodthirsty
  • busti
  • busty
  • chalsty
  • christi
  • christie
  • christy
  • corpus-christi
  • crusty
  • decoste
  • dishonesty
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Example sentences of the word travesty


1. Noun, singular or mass
For example, knee socks can transform an otherwise respectable skirt into a tasteless travesty.

Quotes containing the word travesty


1. How ghastly for her, people actually thinking, with their brains, and right next door. Oh, the travesty of it all.
- Gail Carriger, Soulless

2. travesty

noun. ['ˈtrævəsti'] a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations.

Synonyms

  • farce comedy
  • comedy

Antonyms

  • famine
  • disaster
  • meltdown

Etymology

  • travestir (French)
  • travestire (Italian)

3. travesty

verb. ['ˈtrævəsti'] make a travesty of.

Synonyms

  • burlesque
  • spoof

Antonyms

  • misfortune
  • unavoidable casualty
  • visitation

Etymology

  • travestir (French)
  • travestire (Italian)
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