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

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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)