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travesty

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtrævəsti/ formal
If something is a travesty, it is very badly done or unfair and does not represent how that thing should be: She described the trial as a travesty of justice.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
Translations of “travesty”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拙劣的模仿, 嘲弄, 歪曲…
in Russian пародия, издевательство…
in Turkish kötü/berbat taklit, gülünç taklit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拙劣的模仿, 嘲弄, 歪曲…
in Polish parodia…
(Definition of travesty from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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