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 classic literature ?
They were alone in the hotel but for a fat Frenchwoman of middle age, a Rabelaisian figure with a broad, obscene laugh.