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Synonyms for travesty

Synonyms for travesty

a false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something

to copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way

Synonyms for travesty

a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

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a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

make a travesty of

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It was judicial activism that initially altered the Constitution from a document describing an island of government power in a sea of individual rights to the travesty, our Courts pretend exists today: a sea of government power surrounding a shrinking island of enumerated individual rights.
A 17-year sentence handed down to three republicans in Colombia last week was 'a travesty of justice of international proportions', Sinn Fein campaigners said last night.
Boro did very little running off the ball, so all their best work was done at the back, though it would have been a travesty if Chelsea had failed to win this one-sided clash.
The latest example of this was her condescending view that the travesty of the Green convention was a "growing pain.
If that brought an end to his career it would be a travesty.
With such fundamental questions, put to the art industry, Jankowski reflects on his own praxis, in which serious inquiry is indistinguishable from travesty.
The pathetic travesty of corporate bigwigs fattening themselves at the company trough needs no further elaboration here.
They were bound for Birmingham in search of work, but instead met with arrests and a travesty of a trial that has become synonymous with racial injustice.
One of the major excuses given for allowing this travesty was that one of the tenants would be a paper de-inking and recycling plant.
When read against the backdrop of contemporary concerns over the uses and abuses of learning, particularly classical learning, and especially when applied to the education of women," he writes, "the scene presents a travesty of what happens when learning and what Sly calls 'household stuff' collide" (101).
The secular and Catholic presses couldn't wait to barrage us with the numbers of Anglican priests and their families who would be leaving Anglicanism--estimated at 500 to 1,000-and turning to Roman Catholicism to escape the travesty befalling them.
That this travesty lives on today is a testament to the power of inertia and entrenched unions.
Cragg, an Anglican priest whose orthodoxy is nowhere in question, is willing in this work to point out that the Christian doctrine of the incarnation of God in Christ is "a travesty of the divine," in so far as Muslims are concerned.
If you want to say that I called it a travesty,'" Rust told SCIENCE NEWS, "why you can say that.
WASHINGTON -- Today's ruling by US District Court Judge Terry Means is a disgrace and a travesty of justice for 10,000 passenger service agents at American Airlines.