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::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
::: diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
::: equestrian - rider on horseback; ADJ.
::: underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
::: antecede - precede