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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irascible - irritable; easily angered
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
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despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
entomology - study of insects
gist - essence; main point; substance
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death