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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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campiness of Quirk's altered-Austens makes no attempt to disguise
As the bronco instance indicates, the ranch--El Rancho Macho--also conduces the general campiness of the presentation, and simultaneously attests to the continuing Anglophone tendency to regard Hispanic cultures as unserious, essentially comedic and self-parodic They are above all associated with idleness (manana, manana) and incompetence, as illustrated by a recent racist outburst by Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond, who suggested a Mexican sports car might resemble the nation's people: 'lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat'.
Though "Batman" was known for a lovable campiness, Semple's work took on a more serious tone as he moved to film.
"Sexuality is more fragile than we want to admit," says Tim Curry, star of The Rock Horror Picture Show (Ladies or Gentlemen), and one possible reason for the campiness that exposes a drag queen's gender is so straight men can watch him without fear of attraction (Camille Paglia, ibid).
As Fallowell perceives, Anthony Blanche "is one of the book's star features," its "artistic conscience." Waugh satirized Blanche's campiness, but he is nevertheless a sympathetic character.
Much like "Batman Begins" made audiences worldwide forget about the campiness of "Batman & Robin," this reboot plans to wash the "Superman Returns" taste out of audiences' collective mouths.
Thus, at the same time Jagger's performance acknowledges its own campiness and artifice, it also is shown to provide a genuine erotic appeal to the audience in his function as go-between, performing and facilitating visceral engagement with the dance rhythms and the fat, blues-inspired sound of Richard's open-tuned guitar.
However, a late-night assault on a kingpin's mansion errs towards unintentional campiness, thanks to a subterranean shark pool.
A late-night assault on a kingpin's mansion errs towards unintentional campiness thanks to a subterranean shark pool.
Shua forgoes campiness in favor of a more shaded approach, combining humor with gravitas, and allowing absurdities to flourish alongside the problems of a family fractured by its own dysfunctional habits.
The campiness of football is not necessarily inherent to the game itself though, but rather develops out of an exoteric perspective in which the hyper-masculinity of the players is always on the cusp of degenerating into effeminacy and a lack of toughness.
Filmed and released at a time when the territory was besieged by political, social and economic crises, Golden Chicken's farcical mock-seriousness comes close to a Brechtian distantiation through its campiness. The hyperbolic characterization, acting style, and setting are well-matched by the frequent use of diegetic Canto-pop music as period markers, while the song lyrics also reflect the emotional roller coasters of Kum (and the Hong Kong people) going through times of prosperity and decline.
My Diva can be enjoyed for its simplicity, its campiness, and its forthrightness.
If you like your period cynicism and satire served up with unashamed campiness, "West Moon Street" at Lord Leebrick is your cup of tea.