But...I was wrong. Travesty is actually NOT a hyperbole of tragedy.
First of all, let's take a look at the definition according to Merriam-Webster's website:
- to make a travesty of: PARODY
- (as a noun): something that is shocking, upsetting, or ridiculous because it is not what it is supposed to be.
Now, that's easy to understand! And easy to use too...Heck, people have been using it since 1637, according to Merriam-Webster online.
Now here is a more formal definition, according to www.dictionary.com:
So, the idea of a travesty of justice was used in a Clint Eastwood film when the judge decided to throw out proof the trial was based upon. She referred to Clint Eastwood's reckless treatment of evidence as a travesty of justice.
And here is the etymology (word origin) of travesty:
Interesting, right? Does it remind of you of any other words...? Of course!... transvestite, someone who is disguised as a woman.
Now take a look at its negative, adjectival form and synonyms:
Untravestied? Yep, it's a word, despite the fact that it's not in my computer's dictionary, as it is underlined in bright red.
And finally, thank you to www.dictionary.com for its help on clarifying this. You can click on the link here for more info or for bibliographic purposes:
Thanks for reading!