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::: scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
::: consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: fidelity - loyalty; accuracy
::: expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
::: crinkle - wrinkle
::: vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair