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  • nounspoof, ridicule
  • verbridicule, spoof

synonyms for travesty

  • burlesque
  • distortion
  • exaggeration
  • farce
  • mockery
  • perversion
  • satire
  • sham
  • caricature
  • lampoon
  • mimicry
  • mock
  • parody
  • play
  • put on
  • roast
  • takeoff
  • lampoonery
  • send-up
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antonyms for travesty

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  • seriousness
  • solemnity
  • flatter
  • praise
  • tell the truth
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How to use travesty in a sentence

It’s a travesty that 710 Indigenous girls and women have disappeared between 2011 and 2020 and also suffered the fate of anonymity.
GABBY’S CASE REMINDS ME OF THE SCARIEST HIKE I EVER TOOKALAINA DEMOPOULOSSEPTEMBER 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
By choosing to fight on two fronts—one of them an ill-conceived travesty—we set ourselves up for failure on both.
20 YEARS AFTER 9/11, THE WEST CAN STILL SALVAGE ITS STANDING IN THE WORLDALI SOUFANSEPTEMBER 11, 2021TIME
I love my students and respect my colleagues, and have been part of the community’s efforts, still incomplete, to make reparations for that travesty.
NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES JUST PROVED THE CORRECTNESS OF CRITICAL RACE THEORYPAUL BUTLERJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That this dynamic landscape could at once be so powerful and so fragile left me wondering what other natural travesties might occur if we fail to slow our planet’s warming.
KAYAKING WITH GIANTS IN KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARKEMILY PENNINGTONMAY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
At the series’ end, Peck asks if it’s knowledge that we lack — if ignorance is what accounts for the travesties of history.
IT’S ASTOUNDING THAT HBO’S NEW DOCUSERIES EXTERMINATE ALL THE BRUTES EVEN EXISTSALISSA WILKINSONAPRIL 9, 2021VOX
If you want to find the likely culprit of this travesty, look no further than the minerals in the water you’re using.
THE ONE INGREDIENT YOU NEED TO CLEAN THE DISHWASHER AND FOUR OTHER GROSS HOUSEHOLD ITEMSSANDRA GUTIERREZ G.NOVEMBER 5, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The sailor, after the manner so often dwelt upon, is keeping up a pleasing travesty of sea-faring life.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
My travesty of Plato was intended to illustrate the difficulty of close reasoning on such topics.
THE INHUMANITY OF SOCIALISMEDWARD F. ADAMS
Though the proceedings had been a travesty of justice, they had been invested hitherto with a scenic stateliness.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
She may, indeed, have been a mere travesty, though the hypothesis would be anything but free from difficulty.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAVESTY

  • affect
  • caricature
  • copy
  • counterfeit
  • ditto
  • do
  • do like
  • echo
  • emulate
  • go like
  • imitate
  • impersonate
  • make like
  • mirror
  • mock
  • parody
  • parrot
  • take off
  • travesty
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