clownery


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clown•er•y

(ˈklaʊ nə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. clownish behavior.
2. an instance of this.
[1580–90]
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We just kind of wanted to bring the clowns out, because it's clownery - it's ridiculous what's happening.
The justification to insert the art of clownery in the households was based on the fact that it is a liberating, educational, creative and cultural instrument.
Now they are arrived, make much of them and with the credit of thy clownery, protect thy Cutbert from Carpers.
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if you wish, this work is close to a kind of clownery.
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The point here is certainly not to insist that clownery is the only or even best tactic of resistance.