Farce

Definition of Farce

v. t.1.To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
[imp. & p. p. Farced p. pr. & vb. n. Farcing ( ).]
The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets.
- Bp. Sanderson.
His tippet was aye farsed full of knives.
- Chaucer.
2.To render fat.
If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs.
- B. Jonson.
3.To swell out; to render pompous.
Farcing his letter with fustian.
- Sandys.
n.1.(Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
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.
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.
3.Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.

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