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::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
::: serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
::: obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
::: encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
::: dispirited - lacking in spirit
::: totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
::: necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis