parody noun

1 writing/speech/music

ADJ. brilliant, clever | cruel

VERB + PARODY compose, write

PREP. through ~ He attacked her ideas through parody. | ~ of She has written a cruel parody of his book. | ~ on The show included a parody on current affairs programmes.

2 bad example

ADJ. grotesque

PREP. in a ~ of He sighed in a parody of deep emotion. | ~ of She has become a grotesque parody of her former elegant self.

PHRASES a parody of justice The trial was a parody of justice.