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::: fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
::: arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
::: inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
::: belated - delayed
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
::: rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: vehement - forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence
::: insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character