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travesty

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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CIDE DICTIONARY

travestya. [F. travesti, p. p. of travestir to disguise, to travesty, It. travestire, fr. L. trans across, over + vestire to dress, clothe. See Vest.].
     Disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition.  [1913 Webster]
travestyn. 
     A burlesque translation or imitation of a work.  [1913 Webster]
    "The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first."  [1913 Webster]
travestyv. t. 
     To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous.  [1913 Webster]
    "I see poor Lucan travestied, not appareled in his Roman toga, but under the cruel shears of an English tailor."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

travesty, n. & v.
--n. (pl. -ies) a grotesque misrepresentation or imitation (a travesty of justice).
--v.tr. (-ies, -ied) make or be a travesty of.

Etymology
(orig. adj.) f. F travesti past part. of travestir disguise, change the clothes of, f. It. travestire (as TRANS-, vestire clothe)

THESAURUS

travesty

Atticism, aggrandize, aggrandizement, agile wit, amplification, amplify, anamorphosis, ape, bad likeness, ballyhoo, belie, big talk, black humor, blowing up, botch, build up, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, carry too far, color, comedy, copy, daub, dilatation, dilation, disguise, distort, distortion, draw the longbow, dry wit, dummy, duplication, enhancement, enlargement, esprit, exaggerate, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance, expansion, extravagance, extreme, facsimile, falsify, farce, garble, go to extremes, grandiloquence, heightening, hit off on, huckstering, humor, hyperbole, hyperbolism, hyperbolize, imitate, imitation, inflation, inordinacy, irony, knockoff, lampoon, lay it on, magnification, magnify, make much of, mimicry, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, mock, mock-up, mockery, model, nimble wit, overcharge, overdo, overdraw, overemphasis, overestimate, overestimation, overkill, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstatement, overstress, paraphrase, parody, pastiche, pervert, pile it on, pleasantry, pretty wit, prodigality, profuseness, puff, puffery, puffing up, quick wit, ready wit, replica, representation, reproduction, ridicule, salt, sarcasm, satire, satirize, savor of wit, scratch, scribble, sensationalism, sham, slant, slapstick, slapstick humor, squib, stretch, stretch the truth, stretching, subtle wit, superlative, take off, take off on, takeoff, talk big, talk in superlatives, tall talk, tout, touting, twist, understate, version, visual humor, warp, wicked imitation, wit, wrench

ROGET THESAURUS

travesty

Imitation

VB imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat, do like, echo, reecho, catch, transcribe, match, parallel, mock, take off, mimic, ape, simulate, impersonate, personate, act, represent, counterfeit, parody, travesty, caricature, lampoon, burlesque, follow in the steps of, tread in the steps, follow in the footsteps of, follow in the wake of, take pattern by, follow suit, follow the example of, walk in the shoes of, take a leaf out of another's book, strike in with, follow suit, take after, model after, emulate.

Copy

N copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigies, effigy, form, likeness, image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, ectype, photo offset, electrotype, imitation, model, representation, adumbration, study, portrait, resemblance, duplicate, reproduction, cast, tracing, reflex, reflexion, reflection, shadow, echo, transcript, transcription, recording, scan, chip off the old block, reprint, new printing, rechauffe, apograph, fair copy, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty, travestie, paraphrase, derivative, derivation, modification, expansion, extension, revision, second edition, servile copy, servile imitation, plagiarism, counterfeit, fake, pasticcio, faithful, lifelike, close, conscientious, unoriginal, imitative, derivative.

Ridicule

N ridicule, derision, sardonic smile, sardonic grin, irrision, scoffing, mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage, quizzing, asteism, squib, satire, skit, quip, quib, grin, parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie, farce, caricature, buffoonery, practical joke, horseplay, scorn, contempt, derisory, derisive, mock, mocking, sarcastic, ironic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic, scurrilous, in ridicule.

VB ridicule, deride, mock, taunt, snigger, laugh in one's sleeve, tease, badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, roast, haze, tehee, fleer, show up, play upon, play tricks upon, fool to the top of one's bent, laugh at, grin at, smile at, poke fun at, satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty, turn into ridicule, make merry with, make fun of, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, rally, scoff, raise a laugh, play the fool, make a fool of oneself.

Misinterpretation

N misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misacceptation, misconstruction, misapplication, catachresis, eisegesis, cross-reading, cross-purposes, mistake, misrepresentation, perversion, exaggeration, false coloring, false construction, abuse of terms, parody, travesty, falsification, misinterpreted, untranslated, untranslatable.

VB misinterpret, misapprehend, misunderstand, misconceive, misspell, mistranslate, misconstrue, misapply, mistake, misrepresent, pervert, explain wrongly, misstate, garble, distort, detort, travesty, play upon words, stretch the sense, strain the sense, stretch the meaning, strain the meaning, wrest the sense, wrest the meaning, explain away, put a bad construction on, put a false construction on, give a false coloring, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes.

Misrepresentation

N misrepresentation, distortion, caricatura, exaggeration, daubing, bad likeness, daub, sign painting, scratch, caricature, anamorphosis, burlesque, falsification, misstatement, parody, lampoon, take-off, travesty, misrepresented.

VB misrepresent, distort, overdraw, exaggerate, caricature, daub, burlesque, parody, travesty.


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