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.
More Vocab Words::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: hoary - white with age
::: subjugate - conquer; bring under control
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
::: combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
::: welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
::: sprightly - lively