Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of farce.

Etymologies

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farce +‎ -like

Examples

  • Whereas Mr. Ouellette's "Pride and Prejudice" is crisp and classical, David Lee has deliberately emphasized the farcelike elements in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," staging the scenes for the four young lovers as a long, seamless arc of comic action whose propulsive physical energy I found exhilarating.

    They Are Playing It Safe—And Smart

  • And in the second act, when Ms. Harris and Ms. Maxwell sing the praises of their profession with ardor and enthusiasm, when director Doug Hughes moves his many actors on and off the stage with farcelike speed and precision, bringing them together at center stage in perfect tableaux, everything comes together, and the audience is delighted.

    Oleanna's Kept Her Looks, but Not Her Attitude

  • "Twelfth Night," among the dizziest and most farcelike of his romantic comedies, bears a definite family resemblance to the damn-the-torpedoes craziness of such classic examples of the genre as "Bringing Up Baby" and "The Lady Eve."

    What's Up, Bard?

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