Sentences Containing 'buffoonery'
His "Quixote" is not so much a translation as a travesty, and a travesty that for coarseness, vulgarity, and buffoonery is almost unexampled even in the literature of that day.
Nothing, unless indeed the coarse buffoonery of Phillips, could be more out of place in an attempt to represent Cervantes, than a flippant, would-be facetious style, like that of Motteux's version for example, or the sprightly, jaunty air, French translators sometimes adopt.
The character is well rounded, affords humour but avoids buffoonery and also generates great affection from the audience, having poignancy, scope and dramatic range.
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::: monotony - sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone
::: misgivings - doubts
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
::: allure - entice; attract; tempt
::: underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
::: introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
::: ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
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