Zanyism a"ny*ism, n. State or character of a zany; buffoonery. --Coleridge. --H. Morley. [1913 Webster]

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  • zanyism — n. Buffoonery, clownishness, drollery, harlequinism, foolery …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • zanyism — za·ny·ism …   English syllables

  • zanyism — nēˌizəm noun ( s) : a characteristic or practice of a zany : buffoonery …   Useful english dictionary

  • zany — zanily, adv. zaniness, zanyism, n. zanyish, adj. /zay nee/, adj., zanier, zaniest, n., pl. zanies. adj. 1. ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish. n. 2. one who plays the clown or fool in order to amuse others. 3. a comically wild or… …   Universalium

  • buffoonery — Synonyms and related words: acting, asininity, banter, battiness, brainlessness, business, characterization, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eccentricity — Synonyms and related words: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, absurdity, absurdness, amorphism, animus, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, aptitude, arrhythmia, asininity, battiness, bent, bias, bizarreness, bizarrerie,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fatuity — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, asininity, battiness, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery, calm of mind, clownishness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, crackpottedness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • folly — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, absurdness, act of folly, asininity, battiness, blunder, brainlessness, buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, daftness, desipience, dottiness, dumb trick, dumbness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foolery — Synonyms and related words: Parthian shot, asininity, back answer, banter, battiness, brainlessness, buffoonery, caustic remark, clownishness, comeback, crack, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, cut, cutting remark, daffiness, desipience,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frivolity — Synonyms and related words: amusement, asininity, battiness, big deal, brainlessness, buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, dallying, desipience, eccentricity, emptiness, fatuity, fatuousness, flightiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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