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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

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.

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

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

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
Steven Weinberg
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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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