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::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
::: pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
::: bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
::: communal - held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: leonine - like a lion
::: append - attach
::: intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
::: orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine