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Synonyms for clown

play the fool


Synonyms for clown

a person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter

to make jokes; behave playfully

Synonyms for clown

a rude or vulgar fool

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

act as or like a clown

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In this gallows/gallery-humor vein, Dancing Pop-Up Fishing Sculpture, 2010--the clownishly abstract, patchwork, glued fabric object constituting the show's main event--riffs on both figurative and non-representational sculpture.
Traditionally, the characters in minstrel songs and the playlets performed in the third part of minstrel shows had been southern plantation slaves, decked out in rags and clownishly oversized shoes.
Clownishly costumed (by Leon Wiebers) to enhance his hips and general egg shape, Blumenfeld makes Ubu a man of great appetite and little fortitude.
Bristling with slapstick humour, Onstad's sophisticated tale is also clearly designed to be screenplay-friendly, Maxime a Bridget Jones for the film studies set, slim and bright yet clownishly klutzy.
Some mocked clownishly as a way of masking or coding their complaints, in order to avoid censorship or evade accountability.