Rabelaisian

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Rab·e·lai·si·an

 (răb′ə-lā′zē-ən, -zhən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Rabelais or his works.
2. Characterized by coarse humor or bold caricature.

Rabelaisian

(ˌræbəˈleɪzɪən; -ʒən)
adj
of, relating to, or resembling the work of Rabelais, esp by broad, often bawdy humour and sharp satire
n
a student or admirer of Rabelais
ˌRabeˈlaisianism n

Rab•e•lai•si•an

(ˌræb əˈleɪ zi ən, -ʒən)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or suggesting Rabelais or his broad, coarse humor.
[1855–60]

Rabelaisian

1. a person who imitates or is an enthusiast for the works of Francois Rabelais.
2. a person given to coarse, satirical humor, like that of Rabelais. — Rabelaisian, adj.
See also: Humor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Rabelaisian - of or relating to or characteristic of Francois Rabelais or his works; "Rabelaisian characters"
Translations

Rabelaisian

[ˌræbəˈleɪzɪən] ADJrabelasiano

Rabelaisian

adj
(of Rabelais)des Rabelais
(= like Rabelais)im Stile Rabelais’
References in periodicals archive ?
In Rabelais's world, when the cultural ground was plagued by petrified narrow seriousness, the desired effect was Rabelaisianism, which is really a to-be-created counter-environment.
Evangelism, humanism, Pantagruelism, and Rabelaisianism as terms and concepts have all played their part in our appreciation of Rabelais.
Deleuze presents delirium as a mode of reworking, or a way of slipping the trap of, the major language, in the same way Rabelaisianism offers an antidote against the "petrified narrow seriousness" of official discourse.