Definition of 'charade'
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The old convention of ministerial accountability has become a charade that allows incompetence and waste. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is thus tempting to conclude that the entire system has become a charade. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Take the lead and end this charade now. The Sun (2014)He could end this charade with one wave of the pen but chooses not to. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Simply to explain the process, the charade now being played out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The charade ended abruptly on Friday night. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's time to end this charade. The Sun (2012)It's about time this unedifying charade ended. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This whole charade is strung out for months before the last veil is removed and you can take the car on a test track or open road. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is amazing the PM can maintain this charade with a straight face. The Sun (2016)I have just one question: when is this charade going to end? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Instead, the selection process became a charade - a complete and utter sham. The Sun (2010)Unless, of course, the whole charade can be brought down earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Besides, it is unfair to expect hard-pressed staff to act out a charade to which they are culturally unsuited. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And it turns out I'm not the only one getting fed up of the whole charade. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But I think it's time to end the annual charade of these particular exercises in vanity and humbug. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'charade'
British English: charade NOUN
If you describe someone's actions as a charade, you mean that their actions are so obviously false that they do not convince anyone.
I wondered why he had gone through the elaborate charade.
Definition of charade from the Collins English Dictionary
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