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.
More Vocab Words::: escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: regicide - murder of a king or queen
::: argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
::: subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
::: cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
::: dearth - scarcity
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: abrogate - abolish
::: surpass - exceed