clownishness

  • 1Clownishness — 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] …

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  • 2clownishness — noun see clownish …

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  • 3clownishness — See clownish. * * * …

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  • 4clownishness — noun the state of being clownish …

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  • 5clownishness — n. joking, jesting, buffoonery …

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  • 6clownishness — clown·ish·ness …

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  • 7clownishness — nə̇s noun ( es) : clownish quality : rudeness, buffoonery …

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  • 8Bergomask — 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] || …

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  • 9Clownery — Clown er*y ( [ e]r*[y^]), n. Clownishness. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10Vulgarity — 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… …

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  • 11clownery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1589 clownish behavior or an instance of clownishness ; buffoonery …

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  • 12clownish — adjective Date: 1563 resembling or befitting a clown (as in ignorance and lack of sophistication) Synonyms: see boorish • clownishly adverb • clownishness noun …

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  • 13Augustan prose — is somewhat ill defined, as the definition of Augustan relies primarily upon changes in taste in poetry. However, the general time represented by Augustan literature saw a rise in prose writing as high literature. The essay, satire, and dialogue… …

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  • 14List of fictional works in Gargantua and Pantagruel — The following is a List of fictional books in Gargantua and Pantagruel . This is not a list of the five novels that make up Gargantua and Pantagruel , but rather a list of invented or imaginary books that are mentioned or discussed by characters… …

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  • 15clown — clownish, adj. clownishly, adv. clownishness, n. /klown/, n. 1. a comic performer, as in a circus, theatrical production, or the like, who wears an outlandish costume and makeup and entertains by pantomiming common situations or actions in… …

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  • 16banter — Synonyms and related words: backchat, badinage, beard, blandish, blarney, booing, brave, buffoonery, cajole, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, challenge, chitchat, clownishness, con, dare, defy, deride, derision, exchange, face, fleering, flippancy,… …

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  • 17buffoonery — Synonyms and related words: acting, asininity, banter, battiness, brainlessness, business, characterization, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery,… …

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  • 18eccentricity — Synonyms and related words: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, absurdity, absurdness, amorphism, animus, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, aptitude, arrhythmia, asininity, battiness, bent, bias, bizarreness, bizarrerie,… …

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  • 19fatuity — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, asininity, battiness, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery, calm of mind, clownishness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, crackpottedness,… …

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  • 20folly — 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,… …

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