clownish


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Synonyms for clownish

like a clown

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The four boys combine clownish joie de vivre with jaw-dropping skill.
Every aspect of the self-confessed "old school comic" exudes tradition; from his clownish appearance to his music-hall singing and dancing routines.
Mann was writing about Italian fascism, about Mussolini, whose thugs in their clownish black uniforms were disrupting and brutalizing the populace.
Danny Murphy's reading of the game is a breath of fresh air, Ian Wright (right) has dropped his clownish persona and matured into a decent analyst and Gary Lineker gives less and less of a toss what critics think about him.
It can provide limited financial support to unsavory groups, although its aborted and clownish [assassination] plot against the Saudi ambassador in Washington in 2011 is more typical of its efforts.
Splendidly expressive illustrations, lit with clownish joy and humor, enshrine the message of "The Peddler's Bed" for readers of any age.
In a sense, of course, Italians already voted three times for a clownish figure as prime minister.
McDonald's said it was 'low demand' but the people have spoken -- only to find out the folk there appear to be as clownish as Ronald McDonald himself.
Ranveer, clownish as ever, snuck up to Anil Kapoor to plant a peck on his cheek.
Matthew Kelly is very funny as clownish nobleman Mauruccio, Asister and constantly seeking the approval of his charming Brummie manservant Giacopo (Colin Ryan).
Special mention to the clownish, charismatic and rather handsome children's entertainer at the daily mini disco, where I witnessed my two-year-old breaking an Italian girl's heart.
The clownish white faces of the chorus and some leads added to the fairy-tale atmosphere of the work and set designer Eric Bunnel's painted backdrops added a car-toonish beauty Despite the predictability of the story and libretto, director Theodore Baerg held the audience's interest with his excellent sense of physical comedy.
Such practices include in showcasing trivial product or clownish games in public places, or that are not fit to become a serious source for making a living, or pretending being hurt or having wounds or disabilities; or use any other means of duping people with the intent of gaining sympathy.
Often crucially at the centre of the action, he caught the clumsy, clownish aspect of the character but also offered subtle hints of a more serious and frail personality.
Often crucially at the centre of the action, he caught the clumsy, clownish aspect of the character to perfection, but also offered subtle hints of a more serious and frail personality.