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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requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
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microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight