farcical farcical  /ˈfɑr sə kəl/


  • (adj) broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce



  1. The solemn occasion of turned farcical when a bunch of comedians got on to the stage.
  2. The press conference quickly turned farcical once the interpreter and the speaker started a spat.
  3. The investigation turned farcical when the alleged conspirator was made part of the investigating team.


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  1. Outside the courthouse, Michael told reporters: "Media coverage of this case has been farcical, concentrating almost entirely on the prosecution's allegations. In reality I've been sentenced today on the basis of unfit driving through tiredness and...
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: George Michael Source: To Be Publications

  2. Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty, said on Friday: "Today's farcical proceedings highlight the nightmare of control orders and the heads we win; tails you lose" Home Office idea of justice."
    on Jul 31, 2009 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: BBC News

  3. "His bloody messages were received and are still being received by Muslims, and they will not be concealed by public relations campaigns or by farcical visits or elegant words," Zawahiri said in an audiotape monitored by SITE Intelligence Group.
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: AFP

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