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 Wordsdeputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance