Farce

Farce

, n. [F. farce, from L. farsus (also sometimes farctus), p. p. pf farcire. See Farce, v. t.] 1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
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2. 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.
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Farce is that in poetry which "grotesque" is in a picture: the persons and action of a farce are all unnatural, and the manners false.
Dryden.
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3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce. "The farce of state." Pope.
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