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farce (noun) a funny play or a movie, full of absurdities; a badly and unfairly organized event.

A play or a movie which is very humorous and which is full of unlikely and absurd sequences is a farce. Laurel and Hardy movies are very good examples of farces. A situation or an event which is badly or unfairly organized is a farce. Elections degenerate into a farce if the majority of the voters are forced to stay away. An interview is a farce if irrelevant questions are asked in it and the selection is unfair. A thing that is not conducted with the seriousness that it deserves is a farce.

  • The whole enquiry into the scandal involving the senator turned out to be a big farce, as most of the witnesses were kept away either by force or by bribes.
  • The match was just a farce. The players of the opposite team were bribed and the match was fixed. It ended the way the winning team had wanted it to end, and not on the basis of the merits of the team.
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