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clown

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a rude or vulgar fool

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

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There are jests which you would be ashamed to make yourself, and yet on the comic stage, or indeed in private, when you hear them, you are greatly amused by them, and are not at all disgusted at their unseemliness;-- the case of pity is repeated;--there is a principle in human nature which is disposed to raise a laugh, and this which you once restrained by reason, because you were afraid of being thought a buffoon, is now let out again; and having stimulated the risible faculty at the theatre, you are betrayed unconsciously to yourself into playing the comic poet at home.
Do you know, Anak, you can't appreciate the joy of being the buffoon, playing the clown.
When he was just midway across, the little door opened once more, and a gaudily-dressed fellow like a buffoon sprang out, and went rapidly after the first one.
Sombre is human life, and as yet without meaning: a buffoon may be fateful to it.
Not because he had his hair curled at the barber's, not because he was in such a hurry to show his wit, but because he is a spy, a speculator, because he is a skin-flint and a buffoon.
The palaces of Westminster have always been the sanctuary of buffoons and I would have little difficulty in naming a growing list of politicians who would qualify for such an adjective.
Alabama = Avid, livid, animated buffoons attacking modern art
Fortunately British hopes of success at Wimbledon this year remain intact as Andy Murray is Scottish and has been genetically programmed over many generations to ignore upper class English buffoons.
Bonneville's Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher ponders the results of a study which suggests making the diving pool shallower, all the while continuing his unenviable struggle to stay afloat in a sea of buffoons.
Researchers said counsellors were often portrayed as buffoons such as bumbling Frasier Crane and patients don't want to be identified with a mobster like Tony Soprano.
Ferdy Murphy is correct - racing is run by a bunch of buffoons.
Coun Whitby (Con Harborne), who said the coalition was addressing problems caused by Labour's 20 years in control, rounded on critics: "You laugh like buffoons.
But, ending up looking like / Buffoons full of nerve.
Those of us who are gay bring something to the table when we tell these buffoons that we are here, we are queer, and we are going nowhere until you bring back fag hags like Barry Goldwater.
Is this why the buffoons of the council won't make mention of Paradise Street, and opted for Liverpool One, because of its connection with the spice trade and s lavery?