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  • n  ribald humor
  • n  behavior or language bordering on indelicacy

  • Asturias is a novelist of the poor and oppressed; he fills his books with the same gothic ribaldry and nightmarish fantasies that Hieronymus Bosch brooded on five centuries ago.
  • The wit is usually flaccid filth which lacks the forthright virtues of true ribaldry; the art similar to the crude but spirited masterpieces with which anonymous Raphaels adorn .
  • The 16-page Iconoclast was a potpourri of flamboyant comment on all things, laced with spleen, belly laughs, erudition, ribaldry and scorpion satire.
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  • 'The D* Word' Can't Match 'Menopause'
    Do you want to talk about it?one sympathetic friend asks another in "The D* Word." You bet she does. That's what these four friends do. They talk, talk, talk, whether it's their suburban version of "Sex in the City" ribaldry in a cocktail lounge, or
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

  • Alastair Campbell in The Guardian
    Michael Portillo acknowledged that, thanks to the first Cameron billboards, any clear Tory message had been "lost in ribaldry over giant images of the leader's face", and Alastair Campbell asked the very timely question: "Has the political...

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