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Synonyms for buffoon



Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for buffoon

a rude or vulgar fool

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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Anita Maiden, aged 58, from Wednesfield, said: "I think he's a bit of a buffoon, I can't take him seriously.
I therefore decided to write to The Right Honourable David Jones MP, who is my MP and whom I have been acquainted with since he was a member of a firm of local solicitors, advising him of my community's grave concerns at the way this very unnecessary action is being pursued, especially with the Buffoon Boris a possible leader of the Party.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 21 (ANI): Amidst turmoil in the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, Congress leader Roshan Baig on Tuesday called his party leader KC Venugopal a "buffoon" and blamed Siddaramaiah for the "collapse" of the alliance in the state.
Buffoon , it tells me is a 'rough and noisy fool.' I was searching through old photograph albums for my favourite photo of my father when I found snaps of my childhood friends, Mary and Joan.
He is a political buffoon who could lead us, hand in hand with Trump, up a very dangerous path against Putin and all the other international crackpots.
He explains that, back in 2016, it seemed unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU, Donald Trump was a buffoon who would never beat Hillary Clinton - and Mark was living the married suburban ideal.
Being a buffoon is one thing but when he represents the people of this country to other countries around the world, one would hope for a degree of maturity and applied reason and common sense.
After all, this is the man who said of himself (something like): "I just put on this act of being a bumbling buffoon simply to wrong foot my opponents!" Well, wrong there then Boris as your whole demeanour, your actions, the way you speak, what you actually say, your appearance and overall body language tell us that you ARE in fact a mumbling, bumbling buffoon!
"We are making progress, but I said that last summer and I'm particularly mindful of extolling the virtue of the fact that I'm going to seal three magnificent deals and then look like an absolute buffoon on the 31st of January when we've got no players in the building!
It's easy to dismiss Trump as a harmless, rightwing buffoon whose primary purpose in life is to be laughed at - but people said the same kind of things about Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, before they ended up getting elected.
Truly terrible news pop buffoon Justin Bieber has apparently reversed his decision about never returning to the UK and will definitely be coming back to our shores.
Not because he's a buffoon, because he's a million miles from that.
Queen buffoon is Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) - Head of Brand and director of Perfect Curve - the PR firm given the job of putting a positive spin on the bumbling efforts of the deliverance committee.
"Beneath the carefully constructed veneer of a blithering buffoon," he once said of himself, "there lurks a blithering buffoon."
London MEP Mary Honeyball warned against electing a "world-class buffoon" as the capital's mayor.