travestying

  • 1 travestying — trav·es·ty || trævɪstɪ n. parody, debased likeness or imitation v. make a travesty of, ridicule, imitate, ape …

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  • 2 travesty — /trav euh stee/, n., pl. travesties, v., travestied, travestying. n. 1. a literary or artistic burlesque of a serious work or subject, characterized by grotesque or ludicrous incongruity of style, treatment, or subject matter. 2. a literary or… …

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  • 3 travesty — [ travɪsti] noun (plural travesties) an absurd or grotesque misrepresentation. verb (travesties, travestying, travestied) represent in such a way. Origin C17 (as an adjective in the sense dressed to appear ridiculous ): from Fr. travesti,… …

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  • 4 burlesque — I. a. Caricaturing, travestying, parodying, parodical, ridiculing. II. n. Caricature, travesty, parody, farce, ludicrous representation, piece of ridicule. III. v. a. Caricature, travesty, make ludicrous or ridiculous …

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  • 5 burlesque — n 1. satire, lampoon, farce, spoof; caricature, cartoon, parody, travesty; Literature. mock heroic, mock tragedy; mockery, imitation, exaggeration, take off, macaronics. 2.U.S. Theater. peep show, striptease, girlie show, nudie; burletta,… …

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  • 6 travesty — /ˈtrævəsti / (say travuhstee) noun (plural travesties) 1. any grotesque or debased likeness or imitation: a travesty of justice. 2. a literary composition characterised by burlesque or ludicrous treatment of a serious work or subject. 3. literary …

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  • 7 burlesque — [adj] farcical caricatural, comic, ironical, ludicrous, mock, mocking, parodic, satirical, travestying; concept 555 burlesque [n] bawdy show; vaudeville burly*, caricature, farce, lampoon, lampoonery, mock, mockery, parody, pastiche, peep show,… …

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  • 8 travesty — [trav′is tē] n. pl. travesties [orig. an adj. < Fr travesti, pp. of travestir, to disguise, travesty < It travestire < L trans , TRANS + vestire, to dress, attire: see VEST] 1. a grotesque or farcical imitation for purposes of ridicule;… …

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