clownish
adjective Date: 1563 resembling or befitting a clown (as in ignorance and lack of sophistication) Synonyms: see boorishclownishly adverbclownishness noun

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  • Clownish — Clown ish, a. Of or resembling a clown, or characteristic of a clown; ungainly; awkward. Clownish hands. Spenser. Clownish mimic. Prior. {Clown ish*ly}, adv. Syn: Coarse; rough; clumsy; awkward; ungainly; rude; uncivil; ill bred; boorish; rustic; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clownish — index uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clownish — loutish, boorish, churlish (see under BOOR) Analogous words: *awkward, clumsy, gauche: *rude, rough, raw, green, uncouth Antonyms: urbane Contrasted words: *suave, bland, smooth, polite …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clownish — [[t]kla͟ʊnɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person s appearance or behaviour as clownish, you mean that they look or behave rather like a clown, and often that they appear rather foolish. He had a clownish sense of humour. ...their clownish… …   English dictionary

  • clownish — adjective Of or pertaining to the actions a clown, often in terms of inappropriate or boorish behaviour. 1815 He is very plain, undoubtedlyremarkably plain:but that is nothing compared with his entire want of gentility. I had no right to expect… …   Wiktionary

  • clownish — clown ► NOUN 1) a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make up. 2) a playful, extrovert person. ► VERB ▪ act comically or playfully. DERIVATIVES clownish adjective. ORIGIN perhaps of Low… …   English terms dictionary

  • clownish — adjective like a clown a buffoonish walk a clownish face a zany sense of humor • Syn: ↑buffoonish, ↑clownlike, ↑zany • Similar to: ↑humorous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clownish — See clown. * * * …   Universalium

  • clownish — clown|ish [ˈklaunıʃ] adj silly or stupid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clownish — clown|ish [ klaunıʃ ] adjective like a clown in behavior or appearance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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