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synonyms for buffoonery

  • antic
  • farce
  • gag
  • humor
  • laugh
  • one-liner
  • parody
  • prank
  • pun
  • stunt
  • trick
  • wisecrack
  • burlesque
  • caper
  • caprice
  • chestnut
  • clowning
  • drollery
  • epigram
  • escapade
  • frolic
  • gambol
  • game
  • ha-ha
  • hoodwinking
  • horseplay
  • jape
  • jest
  • lark
  • mischief
  • mummery
  • payoff
  • play
  • pleasantry
  • put-on
  • quirk
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • revel
  • rib
  • sally
  • saw
  • shenanigan
  • sport
  • spree
  • tomfoolery
  • vagary
  • whimsy
  • witticism
  • yarn
  • bon mot
  • monkeyshine
  • shaggy-dog story
  • snow job

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What is another word for buffoonery?

When buffoonery refers to immature joking around, some synonyms include shenanigans, tomfoolery, clowning, antics, and high jinks.

The word horseplay can mean something similar, but it often involves playing rough (roughhousing). Buffoonery usually implies behavior that’s silly and perhaps immature or inappropriate, but not necessarily rough.

Sometimes, buffoonery refers to a particularly silly kind of humor or comedy. Similar words include slapstick and farce. Slapstick is a kind of absurd physical humor, like a person throwing a pie in someone’s face or stepping on a rake. Farce refers to a kind of comedy that usually involves a ridiculous situation.

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antonyms for buffoonery

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        How to use buffoonery in a sentence

        I loved that the guys were so charmingly incompetent and self-deprecating in some areas, without being feckless buffoons.
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        The comic authors entertained spectators by fantastic and gross displays, by the exhibition of buffoonery and pantomime.
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        Though dogs I never did care for keeping, because it goes with drinking, foulness, and buffoonery!
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        There is a gravity behind his buffoonery, and a secret sympathy with his butts.
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        Humour she really possessed; and when she chose it, she could be diverting to those who like buffoonery in women.
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        James I. gave all manner of liberty and encouragement to the exercise of buffoonery, and took great delight in it himself.
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        Cards, dice, heavy drinking and noisy buffoonery were not in his line; he had higher views.
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        Though I love fun, eternal jesting, buffoonery, punning absolutely kills me.
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        "I shall stay no longer to listen to mere buffoonery," and for the last time that night Merle swept back the ever-falling lock.
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        Nor is this to be wondered at, since mimicry borders so closely on buffoonery, as generally to end in absolute vulgarity.
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        WORDS RELATED TO BUFFOONERY

        • buffoonery
        • facetiousness
        • foolishness
        • jest
        • pleasantry
        • raillery
        • waggery
        • whimsicality
        • whimsy
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