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synonyms for clownishness

  • bluffing
  • farce
  • frolicking
  • jesting
  • joshing
  • kidding
  • roughhouse
  • roughhousing
  • sham
  • skylarking
  • spoofing
  • teasing
  • trifling
  • buffoonery
  • high jinks
  • horseplay
  • making light
  • mockery
  • nonsense
  • pretense
  • rowdiness
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antonyms for clownishness

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  • seriousness
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How to use clownishness in a sentence

License, indeed, and clownishness, but not that abandon which ingenuous joy brings in its train.
THE SIMPLE LIFECHARLES WAGNER
It is a caricature of a bird, a mixture of gravity and clownishness.
BIRDS OF THE PLAINSDOUGLAS DEWAR
Oh, sit where you were, Griggs, don't drag in that asinine clownishness of yours.
MR. HAWKINS' HUMOROUS ADVENTURESEDGAR FRANKLIN
Fortunately there was no grossness, no clownishness of behavior, which would have irreparably offended his fastidious taste.
ROSE CHARLITTEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
The remark, but not the clownishness, is adopted by Mr. Punch in regard to the Kelly Book.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 62, JANUARY 20, 1872VARIOUS
This is mere clownishness, and yet no type of humor could have been more acceptable to the time that read it.
A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1870FRED LEWIS PATTEE
He was a fine open-faced young man, without any of the clownishness of the fellah, and spoke in a free and easy but gentle manner.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 462VARIOUS
Men are like wine; not good before the lees of clownishness be settled.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
He stood awkwardly awaiting her, conscious of the clownishness of his appearance.
THE WHITE PEACOCKD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO CLOWNISHNESS

  • bluffing
  • buffoonery
  • clownishness
  • farce
  • frolicking
  • high jinks
  • horseplay
  • jesting
  • joshing
  • kidding
  • making light
  • mockery
  • nonsense
  • pretense
  • roughhouse
  • roughhousing
  • rowdiness
  • sham
  • skylarking
  • spoofing
  • teasing
  • trifling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.