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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::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
::: deplete - reduce; exhaust
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
::: fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely