- n. 歪曲；滑稽作品；拙劣的模仿作品
- vt. 歪曲；滑稽地模仿
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 and transvestite  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 .
- 2. Her research suggests that Smith's reputation today is a travesty of what he really stood for.
- 3. If he couldn't prepare his case properly, the trial would be a travesty.
- 4. The trial was a travesty of justice.
- 5. If he were convinced executed for this alleged crime it would be a travesty on justice.
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