buffoonish


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buffoonish

(bʌˈfuːnɪʃ)
adj
resembling or in the manner of a buffoon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buffoonish - like a clownbuffoonish - like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
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Instead, what we get is these sort of reckless and really buffoonish sort of allegations.
As I wrote at Qantara , reading Native, in readable translation byRalph Mandel, "is like binge-watching a laugh-out-loud, buffoonish TV sitcom that offers surprisingly astute social criticism.
There's only one problem with Ryan's strategy regarding Trump, and that is that the buffoonish 69-year-old billionaire is a congenital liar who can't be counted on to keep his word.
Macheath - a skinny-jean clad anti-capitalist busker - starts asking what the Games will do for the poor, becoming a thorn in the side of media moghul Peachum and the buffoonish, shaggy haired mayor Lockitt.
If we leave aside the comedy buffoonish figure of Farage, who are we left with?
Featuring the characters of the beloved BBC TV show that ran for nine years from 1968, we head back to Walmingtonon-Sea and its buffoonish platoon of the Home Guard.
Featuring the characters of the beloved BBC show, we head back to Walmingtonon-Sea and its buffoonish platoon of the Home Guard.
German bass Franz-Josef Selig is a delightfully buffoonish Osmin, overseer of Pasha Selim's palace, and the dignified German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff takes on the speaking role of the Pasha himself.
When my younger sister visited, she put Isaiah's hair in a top-knot bun and I marveled at how much he reminded me of the vision-questing, buffoonish Erlich from HBO's Silicon Valley.
Rowling's deviation from wizard-lit clearly had plenty on its mind, including class distinctions and social justice, but the screen version skims too lightly over an abundance of characters, generally painting the adults as cartoonish or buffoonish, and reserving what little depth and sympathy exists for the teens.
Although there is a point where the British premier and the second in line to the throne are talking to each other minus their trousers, there is never any intention to make him look buffoonish, deceitful or unlikeable.
20PM Forest Whitaker (below) embodies the brutal, buffoonish spirit of Ugandan despot Idi Amin's circus of horrors in a barnstorming Oscarwinning turn - charming, funny and quite crazy.