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What does travesty mean?
A travesty is something that imitates something else but in a gross or ridiculous manner.
A travesty is also a literary or other artistic work that is a grotesque example of the art form it models.
To travesty means to imitate absurdly or to parody a serious artwork.
Example: The movie was an absolute travesty of the events that actually took place.
Where does travesty come from?
The first records of the term travesty come from around 1655. It ultimately comes from the Italian travestire, meaning “to disguise” or “to change dress.” A travesty almost always describes something as being a fake or bad imitation.
A travesty is an imitation of a work of art, but it can also describe the imitation of other things, such as a ritual, event, or historical speech or action. Often, travesty is used to describe something that is not necessarily a direct imitation. For example, when someone believes that a song is not good, they may say that it is a travesty to the genre, meaning “it hardly represents the genre.”
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What are some other forms related to travesty?
- untravestied (adjective)
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How is travesty used in real life?
Travesty is normally used to refer to something the speaker dislikes.
Wow, woke up to 3 Grammy nominations!! Though it’s a travesty @BTS_twt didn’t get one. That was more deserved than ever this year!
— DJ Swivel (@djswivel) November 20, 2019
can't believe i consumed zero avocados yesterday what an absolute travesty how unpatriotic of me what a disgrace i am
— 🔴Live ttv/tytyoakley | (@tyleroakley) February 8, 2016
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 22, 2015
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Is travesty used correctly in the following sentence?
With the school principal supporting one of the candidates for student council president, the election was a travesty.
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 Took|Alaina Demopoulos|September 23, 2021|The 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 World|Ali Soufan|September 11, 2021|Time
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 theory|Paul Butler|July 8, 2021|Washington 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 Park|Emily Pennington|May 13, 2021|Outside 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 exists|Alissa Wilkinson|April 9, 2021|Vox
To connoisseurs of smoked fish such confusion would be a travesty.
Such travesty haunts the collective imagination, reflecting myth, history and politics.
Then there was that 80-14 travesty against Idaho, a team that won just one out of eleven games all season.The Heisman ‘Bad Boys’: Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel, and Who Should Really Win|Allen Barra|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the defense attorneys for Zimmerman said he was glad the outcome did not turn a tragedy into travesty.Not This Again: The Ghost of Past Injustices, From the Draft Riots to Trayvon|Herb Boyd|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As happy as I am for George Zimmerman, I'm thrilled that this jury kept this tragedy from becoming a travesty.George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty; Looks Forward to 'Getting His Life Back'|Jacqui Goddard|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sailor, after the manner so often dwelt upon, is keeping up a pleasing travesty of sea-faring life.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
My travesty of Plato was intended to illustrate the difficulty of close reasoning on such topics.The Inhumanity of Socialism|Edward F. Adams
Though the proceedings had been a travesty of justice, they had been invested hitherto with a scenic stateliness.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
She may, indeed, have been a mere travesty, though the hypothesis would be anything but free from difficulty.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
The Franco-Prussian War was in progress, and this travesty was particularly timely.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine