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adjective as in daffy

adjective as in gawky

adjective as in zany

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Example Sentences

And there are going to be some very savvy candidates, not just clownish flame-outs like Herman Cain.

And it's quite clear they thought Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate was a clownish decision.

The closest we came to heat was the alleged philandering of the clownish Herman Cain.

“I mean, this is the greatest country in the world, and you have this clownish performance by Senator Johnson,” he says.

He has a history with anxiety that's at odds with his clownish public front.

He despised what he called book-larning, and suffered his only son to grow up as ignorant and clownish as himself.

It turned out more agreeable than I expected: my clownish conductor was not so morose as he appeared to be.

Robin Good-fellow going over a field met with a clownish fellow, to whom he spake in this manner.

He appears under the disadvantages of a Clownish Debauchee, and a Coward.

He is no clown that drives the plow, but he that doth clownish things.


On this page you'll find 304 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clownish, such as: barbaric, churlish, coarse, impolite, rude, and tasteless.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.