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Definition of Farce


  1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
  2. To render fat.
  3. To swell out; to render pompous.
  4. Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
  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. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.

Farce Quotations

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Karl Marx

Everyone knows the beautiful story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. How this noble father led his child to the slaughter; how Isaac meekly submitted; how the farce went on till the lad was bound and laid on the altar, and how God then stopped the murder, and blessed the intending murderer for his willingness to commit the crime.
Annie Besant

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
James Thurber

Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
Arthur Rimbaud

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
Mark Twain
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Farce Translations

farce in French is farce
farce in German is Posse
farce in Italian is tiro
farce in Spanish is chasco, farsa
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