Travesty

Definition of Travesty

Trav´es`ty
a.1.Disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; - applied to a book or shorter composition.
n.1.A burlesque translation or imitation of a work.
The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first.
- De Quincey.
v. t.1.To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous.
[imp. & p. p. Travestied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Travesting.]
I see poor Lucan travestied, not appareled in his Roman toga, but under the cruel shears of an English tailor.
- Bentley.

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Atticism, aggrandize, aggrandizement, agile wit, amplification, amplify, anamorphosis, ape, bad likeness, ballyhoo, belie, big talk, black humor, blowing up, botch, build up, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, carry too far, color, comedy, copy, daub, dilatation, dilation, disguise, distort, distortion, draw the longbow, dry wit, dummy, duplication, enhancement, enlargement, esprit, exaggerate, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance, expansion, extravagance, extreme, facsimile, falsify, garble, go to extremes, grandiloquence, heightening, hit off on, huckstering, humor, hyperbole, hyperbolism, hyperbolize, imitate, imitation, inflation, inordinacy, irony, knockoff, lampoon, lay it on, magnification, magnify, make much of, mimicry, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, mock, mock-up, mockery, model, nimble wit, overcharge, overdo, overdraw, overemphasis, overestimate, overestimation, overkill, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstatement, overstress, paraphrase, parody, pastiche, pervert, pile it on, pleasantry, pretty wit, prodigality, profuseness, puff, puffery, puffing up, quick wit, ready wit, replica, representation, reproduction, ridicule, salt, sarcasm, satire, satirize, savor of wit, scratch, scribble, sensationalism, sham, slant, slapstick, slapstick humor, squib, stretch, stretch the truth, stretching, subtle wit, superlative, take off, take off on, takeoff, talk big, talk in superlatives, tall talk, tout, touting, twist, understate, version, visual humor, warp, wicked imitation, wit, wrench
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