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farce

noun absurdity, burlesque, comedy, dry humor, dry wit, humor, imitation, jest, joke, lampoon, mockery, nimble wit, nonsense, parody, pleasantry, pretense, quick wit, satire, slapstick, spoof, wit
Associated concepts: judgment a farce, travesty of justice, verdict a farce
See also: caricature, parody, travesty
References in classic literature ?
Congress and the Senate were empty pretences, farces.
In the Interludes the realism of the Moralities became still more pronounced, so that the typical Interlude is nothing more than a coarse farce, with no pretense at religious or ethical meaning.
As a matter of fact it was neither farce nor tragedy.
I told you last night on the road that it was a farce we were engaged in.
And they never ask a young author with fourteen tragedies, sixteen comedies, seven farces, and a couple of burlesques in his desk why he doesn't write a play.
He and the leader of the marine band of a French man-of-war played on the piano and sang opera turn about; they sang duets together; they rigged impromptu theatrical costumes and gave us extravagant farces and pantomimes.
I do not know why my delight in those tragedies did not send me to the volume of his plays, which was all the time in the bookcase at home, but I seem not to have thought of it, and rapt as I was in them I am not sure that they gave me greater pleasure, or seemed at all finer, than "Rollo," "The Wife," "The Stranger," "Barbarossa," "The Miser of Marseilles," and the rest of the melodramas, comedies, and farces which I saw at that time.
A PETITION to merge a Black Country borough with Birmingham has been branded a total farce after attacting just 43 supporters.
See her at her most hilariously neurotic and him at his most deliriously beleaguered in this breathlessly funny farce about a young man's catastrophic search for his birth parents.
The town's Westovian Theatre starts its 2005/6 season with the Robin Hawdon farce Perfect Wedding.
Laughing Matters: Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France.
The same applies to significant revivals and Collette's farce or other material written by him.