noun, plural trav·es·ties.
verb (used with object), trav·es·tied, trav·es·ty·ing.
- traverse city,
- traverse jury,
- traverse rod,
- traviata, la,
Origin of travesty
Examples from the Web for travesty
To connoisseurs of smoked fish such confusion would be a travesty.
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
From what I can tell, the reception to this new Ryan travesty is mixed.
No travesty on faith is more deadly in its effects than this substitution of conventional observance for life.The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
It long ago learned that marriage is a travesty and our marriage a nightmare.Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
He disliked the cant of the Whigs and their travesty of liberty; from that moment his real interest in Ireland began.Ireland in the Days of Dean Swift|Jonathan Swift and J. Bowles (John Bowles) Daly
The masked ball scene is, in places, a little like a travesty of the "Venusberg" music.Musical Criticisms|Arthur Johnstone
Dragging after her her travesty of a tail, she jumped onto the kitchen-table which she shook with her shivering.The Curly-Haired Hen|Auguste Vimar
noun plural -ties
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
Word Origin for travesty
1670s, from adjective meaning "dressed so as to be made ridiculous, parodied, burlesqued" (c.1660s), from French travesti "dressed in disguise," past participle of travestir "to disguise" (1590s), from Italian travestire "to disguise," from Latin trans- "over" (see trans-) + vestire "to clothe" (see wear (v.)).