Farce is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of farce, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - fill with a stuffing while cooking
EXAMPLES - Farce in a Sentence
- KASEY KID: Oh it was brilliant - a brilliant farce, that is! (source)
- This has been a legal farce from the beginning to the bitter end. (source)
- Like Pla'in 'in all her farce is a grain of sand on Boom-Boom's beach, "Enough" (source)
- If Lee had spelled the word farce with a "c," there would have been a battle royal. (source)
- Another Post editorial called legal retail medical marijuana a "farce" and "hypocrisy." (source)
- Miss Anne, to hear the rehearsal of Mrs. Clive's new farce, which is very droll, with pretty music. (source)
- The French word farce is derived from farcir, going back to the Latin farcire which meant "to stuff." (source)
- Observer noted how Spitzer once called the LMDC a "farce" -- until he put his own appointees in place. (source)
- If I stand at the bar of this court, and dare not vindicate my character, what a farce is your justice! (source)
- The AWB on Monday said it would refuse to take part in what it called the farce of the Tebbutt Commission. (source)
- By the way, a farce is a broadly satirical comedy with an improbable plot, or a ridiculous or empty display. (source)
- The tragedy of this farce is that this could be the last time a two-state solution is seen as a viable option. (source)
- Cobham; and puzzling James Croft, and other Englishmen, actually believing that the farce was a solemn reality. (source)
- Maybe people are starting to wake up and realize that this farce is economically not feasible and unsustainable. (source)
- Even the Seattle Times was moved to editorialize that the Lowney deposition was a "farce" and "baldly political." (source)
- The two-faced behavior that our politicians have displayed during this entire farce is nothing short of DISGUSTING. (source)
- Besides, my child, in this place, what our libertine friend here would call the farce of parental wisdom is dropped. (source)
- Now the farce is just a self serving statistical (cooking the books) mess. on July 17, 2008 at 4: 05 pm | Reply bobby (source)
- My farce is in chaos and the C/C and his cronies are like the captain on the Titanic about to collide with the iceberg. (source)
- I can ` t believe your farce is even more backwards than the one I ` m in now. on November 3, 2008 at 5: 37 pm | Reply Fee (source)
- Common and incidental also was farce, which is found in most plays of the century whether tragic, comic, or moral in their main purpose. (source)
- The other complete farce is that if HI Q or KWIK FIT dont have the same tyre that is on the other 3 wheels then they have to change all four of them. (source)
- And "California English," the band's ironic approach to auto-tune, ends up being a sonic farce, which is, confusing, irritating, and entirely skippable. (source)
- My farce is doing something that involves cooking the books until the end of the counting year and the consequences of that could literally be life threatening. (source)
- I was ignoring his Washington Post column but the Houston Chronicle reran it and put this headline on it "John Edwards farce is an affront to authentic liberals." (source)
- Then she informs him of the farce, which is to be acted, and begs him to fall quite naturally after the first shot, and to remain motionless until she shall call him. (source)
- But when last we heard from Islamic Jihad they were calling a farce an Israeli proposal to withdraw from some of the areas that they occupied in 2002 in the West Bank. (source)
- The farce is a first attempt and has received the approbation, not only of my theatrical friends generally, but of some confessed critics by whom it has been commended. (source)
- The monsters, described as farce by William Hurt's character, serve to herd the villagers and frighten them away from ever contemplating a venture beyond the village borders. (source)
- America is 231,000,000 sheep .. by Michael Morris on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 at 6: 31: 31 PM the farce, which is the "american dream" by Shawn Scott on Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 at 12: 52: 02 AM (source)
- President Omar Al-Bashir's latest moves include holding a high-profile Darfur peace conference - which his opponents called a farce - and speeding up deployment of international peacekeepers in Darfur. (source)
- The fun of the farce is the contention of the Grubs about a suitable husband, their joy at finding they have all selected Mr. Bevil, and their amazement at discovering that there are three of the same name. (source)
- My farce is in a flat-spin to sort out some sort of coherent anti-social behaviour management** due to the imminent arrival of HMIC to examine how we deal with the daily threat to the peace and quiet of our public. (source)
- If played out on Broadway, it would be called a farce, but happening in an illegally constituted Baghdad tribunal stage-managed out of Washington and the Green Zone US Embassy, it's a real life tragedy even for someone as notorious as Saddam. (source)
- The farce was a comic piece the aim of which was to amuse; although it did not issue all complete from the fabliau, the farce bore a strong analogy to that form, and, as the themes were identical, the farce was often nothing more than a fabliau in action. (source)
- What makes it a farce is the content of the President's remarks, which are every bit as generous as her bitter attack is small minded, every bit as open as her mind is closed, every bit in search of unity as her public existence has been one of division and discord. (source)
- Mind you, the waste of money represented by this Strand farce is as nothing to the Bloody Sunday enquiry which was set up ten years ago to enquire into matters that took place thirty-five years ago in a part of the United Kingdom which has, to say the least, moved on. (source)
- And how exactly do you "end the war in Iraq," which, by the way, would be a major part of "protecting the needs of our veterans," if you have a president that flatly refuses to even consider any policy but his own open-ended farce, which is a proven monumental failure? (source)
- Its National Defense Commission claimed the investigation was a "farce" and threatened an "all-out war" if Seoul and the international community slap sanctions on the North; in fact, four North Korean submarines have been missing from a naval base since Monday, putting the Southern navy on high alert. (source)
- By (inaudible) moving forward, I think it's important that all the international community, the Africans who are meeting tomorrow (inaudible), the leaders of the SATS (ph), of the U.N. recognize what's (inaudible) was all about, namely a farce by a regime that is determined to reproduce (ph) itself legally and extra legally, so that is critical. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "farce" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 22 synonyms for farce.
absurdity, broad comedy, buffoonery, burlesque, camp, caricature, comedy, high camp, horseplay, interlude, joke, low camp, mock, mockery, parody, play, pratfall comedy, ridiculousness, sham, skit, slapstick, travesty
We have 4 antonyms for farce.
seriousness, sobriety, solemnity, tragedy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of farce from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
- (noun) The branch of literature constituting such works.
- (noun) The broad or spirited humor characteristic of such works.
- (noun) A ludicrous, empty show; a mockery: The fixed election was a farce.
- (noun) A seasoned stuffing, as for roasted turkey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm
- (noun) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.
- (noun) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents
- (noun) A ridiculous or empty show
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
- (verb-transitive) To render fat.
- (verb-transitive) To swell out; to render pompous.
- (noun) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
- (noun) A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To stuff; cram.
- (None) Specifically In cookery, to stuff, as a pudding, fowl, or roast, with various meats, oysters, bread, or other ingredients, variously flavored or spiced; fill with stuffing.
- (None) Figuratively, to fill, as a speech or written composition, with various scraps of wit or humor; make “spicy.”
- (None) To extend; swell out.
- (None) To fatten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) fill with a stuffing while cooking
- (noun) mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
- (noun) a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations