buffoonery


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buf·foon

 (bə-fo͞on′)
n.
1. A clown; a jester: a court buffoon.
2. A person given to clowning and joking.
3. A ludicrous or bumbling person; a fool.

[French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone, from buffa, jest, from buffare, to puff, of imitative origin.]

buf·foon′er·y (bə-fo͞o′nə-rē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buffoonery - acting like a clown or buffoonbuffoonery - acting like a clown or buffoon  
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"

buffoonery

Translations

buffoonery

[bəˈfuːnərɪ] Nbufonadas fpl

buffoonery

[bəˈfuːnəri] (old-fashioned) nbouffonneries fpl

buffoonery

nClownerie f

buffoonery

[bəˈfuːnərɪ] nbuffoneria
References in classic literature ?
It was cruel that his extreme unhappiness should have in it something of buffoonery.
Buffoonery was not entirely expelled [86] from his otherwise grave court.
Others of them, however, exhibited in the midst of much rough-and-tumble fighting and buffoonery, a slight thread of dramatic action.
Sambo, I see!" he said, speaking approvingly to a burly negro who was performing tricks of low buffoonery, which occasioned the shouts which Tom had heard.
But thither he had come, with a fair granddaughter under his arm; and there, amid all the mirth and buffoonery, stood this stern old figure, the best sustained character in the masquerade, because so well representing the antique spirit of his native land.
"Buffoonery, tricks, ridicule the test of truth--all that is very well"--here an unpleasant egg broke on Mr.
``You deal with me better than your word, noble knight,'' whimpered forth poor Wamba, whose habits of buffoonery were not to be overcome even by the immediate prospect of death; ``if you give me the red cap you propose, out of a simple monk you will make a cardinal.''
At length the London manager was discovered to be asleep, and shortly after that he woke up and went away, whereupon all the company fell foul of the unhappy comic countryman, declaring that his buffoonery was the sole cause; and Mr Crummles said, that he had put up with it a long time, but that he really couldn't stand it any longer, and therefore would feel obliged by his looking out for another engagement.
If nothing else, Kriss Darlin will be remembered for his buffoonery as the other candidates fade into oblivion.
Telling four non-white congresswomen to go back where they came from seemed typical Donald Trump racist buffoonery.
No, don't be fooled by his buffoonery. He's dangerous and would make this country even more divided than it is already.
A spin-off from the Nickelodeon TV series with no discernible increase in quality, it's a mercifully brief adventure full of harmless buffoonery, bad puns and robot dancing from an, er, giant robot.