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buffoonish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj buffoonish like a clown "a buffoonish walk","a clownish face","a zany sense of humor"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Buffoonish Like a buffoon; consisting in low jests or gestures.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • buffoonish Like a buffoon; consisting in buffoonery.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Scogan, solemnly buffoonish, shuffled round the room with Mary.
"Crome Yellow" by Aldous Huxley
To this, that for him even the murder of his mother is a mere theme for verses, and a reason for buffoonish tragic scenes.
"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
On the other hand, Boreham's out-worn evening-suit was simply buffoonish.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
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In news:

For that slice of the electorate that is potentially on the fence It may have come off as disrespectful, or at worst, buffoonish.
The sports media's most buffoonish embarrassment is at it again.
Buffoonish Biden chortles, smirks at Ryan throughout vice presidential debate.
Mitt Romney's decision to hold a high-profile event with Donald Trump, whose buffoonish claims about President Obama's birth have overtaken Romney's own message, has prompted a widespread guessing game as to what he is thinking.
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