buffoonish buffoonish


  • (adj) like a clown



  1. So, OK: a buffoonish lead with delusions of grandeur.
  2. describing Bill O'Reilly as the buffoonish character on The Mary Tyler Moore show.
  3. Although the character is a descendant of Ted Baxter, the buffoonish newscaster of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bill is the main and vain attraction while Baxter was only a foil.


  • Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Complete Collection

    Highly Recommended The Show: Lord Peter Wimsey is novelist / translator / academic Dorothy Sayers' most well-known creation. As literary legacies go, that's not too bad. Subject of eleven novels, numerous short stories, and a stage play, Wimsey is the iconic posh English detective, using his affable and buffoonish upper class persona to disarm parlor maids and peers alike, worming his way to the ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: DVD Talk


  1. "It's easy to get in the papers with bombastic comments and then just deny it the next day, but it is not what Italy needs," said Mr Veltroni on the campaign trail. "We don't need a buffoonish political system, but seriousness and rigour on...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Walter Veltroni Source: Business Spectator

  2. "I wanted to bring across what it's like for a 29-year-old to have absolute power, not in a buffoonish way but in a very alpha-male dangerous way," Rhys Meyers says. "He's smart and he knows everything that's going on in his court."
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Source: USA Today

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