farce noun

ADJ. complete, total The whole procedure has become a complete farce. | French, Whitehall (both figurative) It was like a Whitehall farce the way I was sent from department to department and everyone said it was someone else's job to help me.

VERB + FARCE become, degenerate into, end in, turn into The debate degenerated into farce when opposing speakers started shouting at each other.