Meaning of “travesty” in the English Dictionary

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"travesty" in British English

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travestynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtræv.ə.sti/ us /ˈtræv.ə.sti/ formal

something that fails to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent, in a way that is shocking or offensive:

Their production of "Sweeney Todd" was the worst I've ever seen - it was a travesty.
Langdale described the court ruling as a travesty of justice.

(Definition of “travesty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"travesty" in American English

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travestynoun [ C ]

us /ˈtræv·ə·sti/

something that completely fails to do what it is intended or expected to do, and therefore seems ridiculous:

The police chief called the judge’s ruling a travesty of justice.

(Definition of “travesty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)