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 Wordsslack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
preeminent - outstanding; superior
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite