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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The club, celebrating the buffoonish TV presenter, magazine editor and occasional Tory MP, was set up six months ago at Durham University after Ian Kidd and other students wrote to Johnson and received signed photos in return.
Like the TV series on which it is based, pic centers on a pizza restaurant where buffoonish, chain sawwielding Italo chef Bobo (Johnny Boxer) produces fast food with cheerful disregard for hygiene.
IT'S rare for me to defend the buffoonish Plaid-led Council in the Rhondda, Cynon, and Taff Valleys.
So it takes the rest of the colorful movie for Peter to pry Jane from Hook's clutches -- the buffoonish pirate has her convinced that he is the only one who can return her to England -- to make her "believe" and therefore able to fly, and to prevail over the hapless Hook one more time.
The season's other Scandinavian reclamation (we'll leave aside "Mamma Mia!"), "Dance of Death" has been staged with far greater flair (perhaps a mannerism or two too many), but it too risks laughs, including pretty much anything said by David Strathairn's colorless, buffoonish Kurt: "We are the two unhappiest people on Earth" practically brought down the house.
When the medico appears to accidentally kill the b.f., Vera wanders the city streets with corpse stuffed in a suitcase, meeting a series of buffoonish citizenry.
What's more, pic depicts most of its non-Indian characters (particularly the other members of Fathead) as shallow, opportunistic and buffoonish, in what amounts to an easy way of justifying Sureel's actions and never digging too deeply beneath the surface of the Indian/non-Indian divide.
His rigid performance is contrasted by a buffoonish Reg Rogers as the ineffectual Emperor Valentinian and a gleefully wicked Tim Curry as Theodosius, leader of the farther Asian reaches of the Roman Empire.
If anyone remained in any doubt, the events of last week should dispel once and for all the ' As Mike Tyson pointed out, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth, but it seems increasing unlikely MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit can lay a glove on the Prime Minister notion that Mr Johnson is a little ramshackle, a buffoonish Bertie Wooster who busked his way to the top with no real idea what to do when he got there.
In the same way, those in the British Conservative Party who dare imagine anyone but the buffoonish Boris Johnson becoming leader and eventually Prime Minister are probably banging their heads against a brick wall.
His blunt rhetoric and buffoonish image have long been popular with party members but he is now ahead in the contest because MPs, previously much less enthusiastic about him, have come to see him as the candidate most likely to help them hang on to their seats.
One does have to think about slant; Crowley only shows up rarely on camera, and when he does, he comes off as both slightly bewildered and buffoonish.