farce

A farce is a broad satire or comedy, though now it's used to describe something that is supposed to be serious but has turned ridiculous. If a defendant is not treated fairly, his lawyer might say that the trial is a farce.

As a type of comedy, a farce uses improbable situations, physical humor and silliness to entertain. Spoof films such as "Spaceballs," a comedy based on the Star Wars movies, are farces. If a real-life event or situation is a farce, it feels this ridiculous. An election is a farce, if the outcome has been determined before the voting begins. And class can feel like a farce if your substitute teacher knows less about the subject than you do.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: farce

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n
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
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vn
fill with a stuffing while cooking
mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: farce
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n a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

Synonyms:
farce comedy, travesty
Type of:
comedy
light and humorous drama with a happy ending
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v fill with a stuffing while cooking

Synonyms:
stuff
stuff
fill tightly with a material
Type of:
fill, fill up, make full
make full, also in a metaphorical sense

n mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

Synonyms:
forcemeat
Type of:
dressing, stuffing
a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
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