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farcenoun

 us   /fɑrs/
  • farce noun (PLAY)

[C/U] a ​humorousplay in which the ​charactersbecomeinvolved in ​unlikelysituations, or the ​humor in this ​type of ​play
  • farce noun (SITUATION)

[C] a ​ridiculoussituation or ​event, or something ​considered a ​waste of ​time: The ​meetingturned out to be a farce since no one had ​prepared anything.
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farcenoun

uk   /fɑːs/  us   /fɑːrs/
  • farce noun (PLAY)

[C] a ​humorousplay or ​film where the ​charactersbecomeinvolved in ​unlikelysituations
[U] the ​style of writing or ​acting in this ​type of ​play: The ​playsuddenlychanges from farce to ​tragedy.
farcical
adjective uk   /ˈfɑː.sɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈfɑːr.sɪ.kəl/ disapproving
The ​wholesituation has ​become farcical.
farcically
adverb uk   /ˈfɑː.sɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˈfɑːr.sɪ.kəl.i/ disapproving
(Definition of farce from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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