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::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
::: whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
::: fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
::: muster - gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
::: dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
::: specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
::: artless - without guile; open and honest