Definitions

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  • adj. Characteristic of a buffoon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a buffoon; consisting in low jests or gestures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a buffoon; consisting in buffoonery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like a clown

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Examples

  • Cranston was previously best known as the buffoonish father on "Malcolm in the Middle," but "Breaking" has scored him two consecutive Emmys for outstanding actor in a drama series, an achievement that has propelled him to the top tier of TV dramatic actors.

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  • Rolling Stone interview where Obama, Biden, various officials, and others were basically described as buffoonish louts, leading the country to defeat in Afghanistan, is a case all its own.

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  • He goes too far, however, in a recent post blasting Olbermann for a "buffoonish" segment on Carrie Prejean.

    In Defense of Keith Olbermann

  • The specific allusions to Rodgers and Hammerstein's version are not correct; I can't imagine where the notion came that the king has ever been played in a "buffoonish" style (Brynner's Oscar-winning performance a specific case in point), and I can't imagine what print of "The King and I" Andy Tennant saw to mishear and misinterpret the king's use of "etcetera."

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  • For you of all people to take this kind of buffoonish statement seriously is really astonishing.

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  • From Houston he looks like 1979 vintage Daniel Ortega although he doesn't speak Spanish as does the "buffoonish" President Bush.

    "The incumbent president has approval ratings somewhere between Robert Mugabe and the ebola virus."

  • He was kind of buffoonish and silly and burlesque.

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  • The basic gist is that Smart, aka Agent 86, is a kind of buffoonish American operative who, despite his cackhandedness, always gets the job done, aided and abetted by a bevy of one-liners and a foxy female sidekick (here played by Anne Hathaway).

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  • I don't know how anyone can sit through more than five minutes of that kind of buffoonish negativity.

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  • One scene is played for drama, the next for buffoonish comic effect our hero slugging back bottles of wine, the next quiet, the next filled with anachronistic dancing just to liven the mood.

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