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::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
::: jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
::: momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
::: auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
::: disgruntle - make discontented
::: rejuvenate - make young again
::: precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
::: exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
::: fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal