• (uncountable) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm.
  • (uncountable) A ridiculous or empty show.

    "The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power."

  • (uncountable) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.

    "The first month of labor negotiations was a farce."

  • (countable) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.

    "The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time."


  • (obsolete) To swell out; to render pompous.
  • (obsolete) To make fat.
  • (figuratively) To fill full; to stuff.
  • To stuff with forcemeat.

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