Farce meaning

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An exaggerated comedy based on broadly humorous, highly unlikely situations.
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(uncountable) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.

The first month of labor negotiations was a farce.

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A ludicrous, empty show; a mockery.

The fixed election was a farce.

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(uncountable) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm.
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The definition of a farce is something that is intended to be seen as ridiculous, particularly a comedy based on an unlikely situation.

An example of farce is the show "The Three Stooges."

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To pad (a speech, for example) with jokes or witticisms.
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(now rare) Stuffing, as for a fowl.
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Something absurd or ridiculous, as an obvious pretense.

His show of grief was a farce.

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To fill out with or as with stuffing or seasoning.

To farce a play with old jokes.

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(countable) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.

The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time.

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(uncountable) A ridiculous or empty show.

The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power.

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To stuff with forcemeat.
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(figuratively) To fill full; to stuff.
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A seasoned stuffing, as for roasted turkey.
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To stuff, as for roasting.
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Broad humor of the kind found in such plays.
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Origin of farce

  • Middle English farse stuffing from Old French farce stuffing, interpolation, interlude from Vulgar Latin farsa from feminine of Latin farsus variant of fartus past participle of farcīre to stuff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English farcen, from Old French farsir, farcir, from Latin farcire (“to cram, stuff”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle French farce (“comic interlude in a mystery play”).

    From Wiktionary