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Definition of travesty noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    travesty

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈtrævəsti//
     
    (pl. travesties) travesty (of something)
     
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  1. 1something that does not have the qualities or values that it should have, and as a result is often shocking or offensive synonym parody
  2. 2 The trial was a travesty of justice. His claim is a travesty of the facts. a travesty of a marriage
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: travesty