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Synonyms for buffoon



Synonyms for buffoon

a rude or vulgar fool

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

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I'm mindful I'm going magnificent then look buffoon got no "So I'm tempering that enthusiasm with a little bit of realism but I am hopeful, like I've said before, that we can add two or three players in positions where we feel we need a little bit more.
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.
Beneath the carefully constructed veneer of a blithering buffoon," he once said of himself, "there lurks a blithering buffoon.
London is a world-class city, the last thing we need is a world-class buffoon as a Tory candidate for mayor," she said.
He's no buffoon on the order of red-haired and thoroughly goony Roderigo, but an incarnation of utter evil?
I believe that the professor can play the role of the buffoon and the director when teaching literature to engage students in class and help them discuss and write about literature in a more pleasant and enjoyable way.
Buffoon, an ungainly, unpromising horse, is sent there to be trained, and Tessa is drawn to him so deeply that the experience for both of them is almost mystical.
In this case he makes his appearance in the guise of Rush Donald, Logan's haughty, buffoon of a boss.
Hanging to the left along the gallery wall beyond Manet's Christ were Velazquez's Bacchus, 1628-29; The Forge of Vulcan, 1630; The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano 1643-45; and The Buffoon Pablo de Valladolid, 1636-37, known in Manet's day as The Tragic Actor.
Frances Cress Welsing is "an intellectual buffoon of the first order.
Note, for example, this passage: "[York] has been variously portrayed as a giant of superb physique and stamina; a buffoon who contributed nothing more than comic relief to the expedition; a man whose blackness so appealed to the Indian women that he left a trail of kinkey-haired children across the West.
We also see him as a bestial buffoon in David Parsons's Instinct and other surprises.
Everett Koop is condescending throughout his interview, making no effort to conceal his contempt for this buffoon who thinks the penis is a bone and who wonders what it would be like to have a mobile phone surgically implanted in his chest.
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, called Voltaire a buffoon.
jongleur French, from Old French, alteration (influenced by jangleorchatterer, braggart) of juglere buffoon, minstrel, from Latin joculator buffoon