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Synonyms for boutade

an impulsive, often illogical turn of mind

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(Or can it only be imagined?) Should we take Barthes's postmortem of the author to be just another post-structuralist boutade, a distant memory from the heady days of literary theory navel-gazing, but a memory best left behind if we are to get on with the business of early modern studies in a fully historical sense and not in the wake of its apparent denial?
A credibilidade da Europa Ocidental como actor estrategico ficou prejudicada pela boutade de Robert Kagan (2002), cuja critica do pacifismo latente na oposicao a invasao do Iraque servia para concluir que os europeus eram de Venus e os norte-americanos de Marte.