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as in:  the meeting was a farce

The peace talks have become a farce.
  a situation that is so badly organized or going so poorly that it seems ridiculous


a situation that is made to look like one thing, but is really another

or more specifically:

a situation that is supposed to be fair, but is completely unfair
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  • The peace talks have become a farce.
  • "And, indeed, it’s a mere farce my being here for poor Maria," she continued; "but your father takes her ailments to heart, and I cannot always be refusing him."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Tales and Fantasies
  • It’s a farce, man.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
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Associated words [difficulty]:   farce [5]
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