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Meaning of BUFFOONERY

Pronunciation:  bu'foonuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  acting like a clown or buffoon
 

BUFFOONERY is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, prank
 
 See Also: folly, foolery, indulgence, tomfoolery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Buf*foon"er*y\, n.; pl. {Buffooneries}. [F.
bouffonnerie.]
The arts and practices of a buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous
pranks, vulgar tricks and postures.

      Nor that it will ever constitute a wit to conclude a
      tart piece of buffoonery with a ``What makes you
      blush?''                                 --Spectator.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acting, asininity, banter, battiness, brainlessness, business, characterization, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, fooling, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, gag, giddiness, goofiness, ham, hammy acting, harlequinade, hoke, hokum, horseplay, idiocy, imbecility, impersonation, inanity, ineptitude, insanity, lunacy, madness, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, mindlessness, monkeyshines, mummery, niaiserie, nugacity, nuttiness, overacting, pantomiming, patter, performance, performing, personation, playacting, playing, portrayal, projection, queerness, representation, sappiness, screwiness, senselessness, shenanigans, silliness, slapstick, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stunt, stupidity, taking a role, thoughtlessness, tomfoolery, triflingness, triviality, wackiness, weirdness, witlessness, zaniness, zanyism
 

 

 

 

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