travesty

英 ['trævɪstɪ] 美 ['trævəsti]
  • n. 歪曲;滑稽作品;拙劣的模仿作品
  • vt. 歪曲;滑稽地模仿
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travesty 嘲弄,歪曲

tra-,转变,-vest,衣服,词源同 vest,transvestite.字面意思即换衣服,改头换面,引申词义伪装, 嘲弄,歪曲等。

travesty
travesty: [17] Travesty and transvestite [20] are first cousins. Both are compounded of the Latin elements trāns- ‘across’ and vestīre ‘clothe’ (source of English vest, vestment, etc), but they are separate formations. Travesty comes ultimately from Italian travestire ‘change clothes so as to disguise’, formed from the Italian descendants of the Latin elements.

This was borrowed into French as travestir ‘ridicule’, and its past participle travesti gave English travesty. Transvestite is a new formation, coined in German in the first decade of the 20th century (although there are a couple of isolated instances of a verb transvest ‘cross-dress’ from the 1650s).

=> invest, transvestite, vest, vestment
travesty (n.)
1670s, "literary burlesque of a serious work," from adjective meaning "dressed so as to be made ridiculous, parodied, burlesqued" (1660s), from French travesti "dressed in disguise," past participle of travestir "to disguise" (1590s), from Italian travestire "to disguise," from Latin trans- "over" (see trans-) + vestire "to clothe" (see wear (v.)).
1. The trial was a travesty of justice .
这一审判是对正义的嘲弄。

来自《权威词典》

2. Her research suggests that Smith's reputation today is a travesty of what he really stood for.
她的研究表明史密斯今天的名声是对他过去真正主张的一种嘲弄。

来自柯林斯例句

3. If he couldn't prepare his case properly, the trial would be a travesty.
如果他不能好好准备他的诉讼,审判将会成为一场拙劣的闹剧。

来自辞典例句

4. The trial was a travesty of justice.
这次审判嘲弄了法律的公正性.

来自辞典例句

5. If he were convinced executed for this alleged crime it would be a travesty on justice.
要是他为了人家所说的这件罪行被判处死刑,那是在把法律当作儿戏.

来自辞典例句

[ travesty 造句 ]