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Synonyms for camp

Synonyms for camp

a group of people living together in a camp

temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

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shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

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a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months

live in or as if in a tent

establish or set up a camp

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give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

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providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

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Petra-Maria Schnitzer and Angelika Kirchschlager were the rather campily played sisters, while Danish baritone Bo Skovhus (Guglielmo) was cast as a virtuous Don Giovanni opposite Canadian tenor Michael Schade, a truly crushed, loving Ferrando whose "Un' aura amorosa" caused lengthy applause that came to an end only when he modestly stepped off stage.
But after she had completed Orlando, she made her own rather campily dismissive and self-effacing witticism at the expense of a work that she referred to in quotation marks, signaling ironic distanciation: "The truth is I expect I began it as a joke and went on with it seriously.
This campily fawning compliment to the Emperor Augustus ("Your home, sire, is like God's palace on Olympus, which means, sire, you are like unto God"), which links the living god of contemporary Rome with the brutal lunatic who is Heaven's King and who rampages through much of the poem, is echoed at the poem's end when once again, Augustus, Savior of Rome and Emperor of the World, is (ironically) praised as being the end of history, the purpose and goal toward which history and all the suffering creatures of the poem had been yearning and striving.
Delafield's biologized body code and dress is transformed by its juxtaposition with makeup (the instruments of feminine masquerade) into the performative, creative posture of the jocularly raised boot, campily shined to high gloss in front of the mirror.
At moments like this, Moo shines: the overblown voices and operatic archetypes campily eclipsing narrative texture and substance.
These secondary prints were encased in resin and either loosely hung from the walls or compiled into anthropomorphic columns, with their swarms of hands, some fleshy and some skeletal, frozen under epoxy in a rictus of desire; there's something campily moralizing about them.
Maybe if the actors had been coached to actually act, it would have come across better, but their painfully stilted delivery is leaden rather than campily artificial.
Betjeman and Auden apparently enjoyed sexual relations while they were undergraduates, and Betjeman campily referred to his homosexual inclinations in private settings with friends, yet apparently never acted on those inclinations as an adult (Wilson 300-03).
It was a campily sweet voice that advertized Cohen's speech for a fortnight.
In addition to the blog, Kidd's site includes 'A heretical history of homo humping' where Kidd works campily towards a creative reappropriation of the word 'buggery': 'Buggery is a concept, a trope, a meme which goes a lot deeper than anal penetration, bringing together a sense of the illicit, the forbidden, the secret'.
The film aspires to relevance by depicting the travails of the Iraqi who helped facilitate her rescue, but scarcely explains his motivation, beyond the campily caustic accusation of his wife: ``This is all your mother's fault,'' she grumbles, ``she poisoned your mind with all those John Wayne movies she used to show you
The number features a transvestite twist when Goddard, Lamour, and Lake soft-shoe behind a painted column and from the other side emerge three men dressed campily as the women, with "Lake" played by Sterling Holloway in a wig.