Origin of farcical
Examples from the Web for farcical
The contradicting accounts of what happened to the plane would be farcical if not for the 239 people who are missing.
It was litigation as entertainment—a farcical tangle of events that titillated a ready, willing, and able country.Did Sexpot Schoolteacher Pamela Smart Hire Teens to Kill Her Husband?|Marlow Stern|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As is, they now look ominously instead like that monopoly's prelude and farcical first act.
The oversized, exuberant, and farcical plot of The Teleportation Device is more entertaining than any summary can convey.
But you have to have been a witness to that history to appreciate the farcical beat at the heart of it all.
No more corrupt and farcical elections have even been known to take place.Porto Rico|Arthur D. Hall
It will be robbed both of its tragical and farcical aspects and given a serene beauty.The Affable Stranger|Peter McArthur
Or, again, let a play of farcical construction score a hit; the public is immediately surfeited with a run of farces.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
It was tragic enough for him in all conscience, but he could see no farcical element.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard|Joseph Conrad
There is a doctor, too, whose revelations of his patients' affairs are sufficiently comic, not to say farcical.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury