A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something
Something absurd or ridiculous
Why did he continue the farce when he must realize she had him pegged?
When death comes, the farce is over (la farce est jouee), therefore let us take our pleasure while we can.
Morphology becomes a farce when such assumptions are made.
The list of his characters in tragedy, comedy and farce is large, and would be extraordinary for a modern actor of high rank; it includes not less than seventeen Shakespearian parts.
The Kyogen needs no elaborate description: it is a pure farce, never immodest or vulgar.