Word of the Day – Travesty

By August 24, 2019 Word of the Day

Travesty (noun)


A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.

Mid 17th century (as an adjective in the sense ‘dressed to appear ridiculous’): from French travesti ‘disguised’, past participle of travestir, from Italian travestire, from trans- ‘across’ + vestire ‘clothe’.

Example sentences

“Well that sentence is just a travesty to justice.”

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