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  • n  acting like a clown or buffoon

  • Baker nearly got away with his buffoonery.
  • Then again, so are effrontery, vulgarity and obfuscation, with occasional detours into buffoonery, kitsch and porn.
  • But his rare combination of showmanship, artful buffoonery and open-handed generosity virtually made Cow-Town Fort Worth a city.

  • CS Lewis in InTheNews.co.uk
    Lewis wrote to a BBC producer: "I am absolutely opposed - adamant isn't in it! - to a TV version. Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare - at least with photography."
  • Bob Boughner in National Post
    I thought the refs lost control,Boughner said. "We're up two-or-three nothing and the buffoonery starts. The refs could have stopped that early."
  • Spike Lee in NOLA.com
    I think there's a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery,Lee said. "I'm scratching my head. We've got a black president. Are we going back?"

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