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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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READER Bill Platt describes the late Tony Benn as, I quote, "a buffoon.
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.
Researchers said counsellors were often portrayed as buffoons such as bumbling Frasier Crane and patients don't want to be identified with a mobster like Tony Soprano.
Coun Whitby (Con Harborne), who said the coalition was addressing problems caused by Labour's 20 years in control, rounded on critics: "You laugh like buffoons.
But, ending up looking like / Buffoons full of nerve.
Those of us who are gay bring something to the table when we tell these buffoons that we are here, we are queer, and we are going nowhere until you bring back fag hags like Barry Goldwater.
Is this why the buffoons of the council won't make mention of Paradise Street, and opted for Liverpool One, because of its connection with the spice trade and s lavery?
Lewis (1898-1963) objected to any filming of the Narnia chronicles because he feared that his colourful animal characters would be relegated to buffoons.
Some Democrats demonize the Republican conservatives as know-nothing angry white buffoons, lacking only a white hood to complete the stereotype.
In the campaigns, which critics consider misandry (the opposite of misogyny], men act like buffoons, ogling cars and women; are likened to dogs; and bungle every possible household task.
A raucous extravaganza of fools, buffoons, and lunatics, with nary an "ordinary" person in sight?
Sadly, the real bad joke is that these two buffoons could allow the Beeb to sacrifice its reputation for independence for the sake of political correctness.
I wonder if these PC buffoons ask ethnic groups if they are offended?
The fact that Scottish and Northern Irish men had the same opinions as the Welsh ones was lost on these buffoons.
BBC1 will devote a Saturday night to the experiment which should sort out boffins from buffoons with a series of puzzles.