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farce

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
the meeting was a farce
Definition a situation that is so badly organized or going so poorly that it seems ridiculous

or:

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
  • The peace talks have become a farce.
farce = a situation that is so badly organized or going so poorly that it seems ridiculous
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "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
  • Chapter 31 — Tragedy Then Farce
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • farce = a situation that is made to look like one thing, but is really another
  • It's a farce, man.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • farce = a ridiculous situation
  • After the POWs had passed, the Bird jumped down, ran ahead, and hopped onto another trough, shouting, striking his pose, and demanding salutes. Over and over he repeated the farce, driving the men on for miles.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
farce = ridiculous situation

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2  —as in:
farce at the theatre
Definition a comedy with whacky improbable situations
  • My favorite farce is Shaw's, The Importance of Being Earnest.
farce = a comedy with whacky improbable situations
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • a delightful farce starring...
  • I had a sufficiently hard time with that tale, because it changed itself from a farce to a tragedy while I was going along with it
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'n'head Wilson
  • The next move was a little like a scene in a farce.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • farce = a comedy with whacky improbable situations
  • "I really believe," said he, "I could be fool enough at this moment to undertake any character that ever was written, from Shylock or Richard III down to the singing hero of a farce in his scarlet coat and cocked hat."
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
farce = a comedy with whacky improbable situations

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Less commonly:
Much more rarely, farce can reference a seasoned stuffing typically put in roasted turkey; or it can reference the act of stuffing a turkey.
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