Synonyms and related words:
acting, asininity, banter, battiness, brainlessness, business, characterization, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, desipience, eccentricity, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, fooling, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, gag, giddiness, goofiness, ham, hammy acting, harlequinade, hoke, hokum, horseplay, idiocy, imbecility, impersonation, inanity, ineptitude, insanity, lunacy, madness, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, mindlessness, monkeyshines, mummery, niaiserie, nugacity, nuttiness, overacting, pantomiming, patter, performance, performing, personation, playacting, playing, portrayal, projection, queerness, representation, sappiness, screwiness, senselessness, shenanigans, silliness, slapstick, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stunt, stupidity, taking a role, thoughtlessness, tomfoolery, triflingness, triviality, wackiness, weirdness, witlessness, zaniness, zanyism

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • buffoonery — index parody, ridicule Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • buffoonery — 1620s; see BUFFOON (Cf. buffoon) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • buffoonery — [[t]bʌfu͟ːnəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Buffoonery is foolish behaviour that makes you laugh. [OLD FASHIONED] ...the music hall buffoonery of Norman Wisdom …   English dictionary

  • buffoonery — noun /bəˈfuːnəri/ foolishness, silliness; the behaviour expected of a buffoon. Araminta, come, Ill talk seriously to you now; could you but see with my eyes the buffoonery of one scene of address, a lover, set out with all his equipage and… …   Wiktionary

  • buffoonery — buffoon ► NOUN ▪ a ridiculous but amusing person. DERIVATIVES buffoonery noun buffoonish adjective. ORIGIN French bouffon, from Latin buffo clown …   English terms dictionary

  • buffoonery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1621 foolish or playful behavior or practice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buffoonery — See buffoon. * * * …   Universalium

  • buffoonery — buf foon·er·y || nÉ™rɪ n. clownish behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

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