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noun as in clownlike person

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MPD detective Yari Babich had been assigned to the case, but Fanone learned Babich had posted a bunch of nasty comments on social media about Fanone’s media tour—calling him an egomaniac, a celebrity wannabe, unprofessional, a buffoon.

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He is the lead character — and he’s reduced himself to this buffoon in the bathtub!

Ben Affleck can be an adequately chisel-jawed buffoon in spandex.

Apparently, he was known in the Foreign Office as "HBH"—His Buffoon Highness.

She chortled that Dubya was affable but a policy buffoon; she actually liked him personally, but hated his politics.

He objects to seeing customers portrayed as "these sad, pathetic buffoon wretches."

That messy hair of his that I always thought was buffoon hair was buffoon hair hiding a monster cock.

He belongs to the buffoon class, and is distinguished by his mandoline and ballad-singing.

Figure to yourself this eager little chap: high-keyed, timid, fervid: something of a buffoon, always a victim of his perceptions.

In short, he entirely sacrificed every appearance of the warrior to the masquerade of a buffoon.

In an instant the man who had been masquerading as a buffoon was again the commanding officer, stern and alert.

In the social display of wit and humour, there is a marked mean between the buffoon and the dullard or prig.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buffoon, such as: clown, antic, bozo, comedian, comic, and fool.

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