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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adherent - supporter; follower
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patrimony - property inherited from a father
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
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verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
annuity - yearly allowance