clownishness
noun see clownish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Clownishness — Clown ish*ness, n. The manners of a clown; coarseness or rudeness of behavior. [1913 Webster] That plainness which the alamode people call clownishness. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clownishness — See clownish. * * * …   Universalium

  • clownishness — noun the state of being clownish …   Wiktionary

  • clownishness — n. joking, jesting, buffoonery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clownishness — clown·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • clownishness — nə̇s noun ( es) : clownish quality : rudeness, buffoonery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bergomask — Ber go*mask, n. A rustic dance, so called in ridicule of the people of Bergamo, in Italy, once noted for their clownishness. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clownery — Clown er*y ( [ e]r*[y^]), n. Clownishness. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulgarity — Vul*gar i*ty, n. [Cf. F. vulgarit[ e], L. vulgaritas the multitude.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state of the lower classes of society. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Grossness or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clownery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1589 clownish behavior or an instance of clownishness ; buffoonery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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