travesty

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: trăvʹĭs-tē or trăvʹəs-tē, IPA (key): /ˈtræv.ɪs.ti/ or /ˈtræv.əs.ti/
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  • Hyphenation: trav‧es‧ty

Noun[change]

Singular
travesty

Plural
travesties

  1. (singular) A travesty is when something is shockingly unfair or incorrect.
    It was a travesty when the artwork was damaged by water.

Verb[change]

Plain form
travesty

Third-person singular
travesties

Past tense
travestied

Past participle
travestied

Present participle
travestying

  1. (transitive) If a person travesties, they make a false representation of something.