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Farce meaning

farce - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
  2. 2. To render fat.
  3. 3. To swell out; to render pompous.
  4. 4. Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.
  7. 7. A low and ludicrous play; absurdity; pretence.
  8. 8. Farcical.

farce - examples of usage

  1. The worst effect of sentimentality is that when we have detected it a few times, either in ourselves or in others, we are tempted to conclude that fellowship itself is a farce, love a delusion, and all sympathy and tenderness a weakness and a sham. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. The result was, the farce ended, and the curtain dropt in December, by a quarrel with each other; and, like John and Lilborn, almost with themselves. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. It was afterwards found, that two theatres were more than the town chose to support; therefore that in Moor- street was set for a methodist meeting, where, it was said, though it changed its audience, it kept its primeval use, continuing the theatre of farce. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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