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Buffoon meaning

buffoon - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures, etc.; a droll; a mimic; a harlequin; a clown; a merry- andrew.
  2. 2. Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon.
  3. 3. To act the part of a buffoon.
  4. 4. To treat with buffoonery.
  5. 5. A low jester; a clown.
  6. 6. Buffoonery.

buffoon - examples of usage

  1. But then Cassandra's face caught his eye, gazing with astonishment at the buffoon, not laughing, too deeply intent and surprised to laugh at what she saw, and for some moments he watched her as if she were a child. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. One man behaved like a buffoon, or as though he had lost his wits. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
  3. Scorn there was in my mood and a hot contempt of him that he could stand there and accept their acclamation with an air of humility that I am persuaded was assumed: a certain envious anger was there, too, to think that such a weak- kneed, lily- livered craven should receive the plaudits of the deeds that I, his buffoon, had performed for him. - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
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