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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::: mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
::: boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
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::: desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
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::: devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
::: commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion