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synonyms for picaresque

  • anecdotal
  • disjointed
  • digressive
  • disconnected
  • discursive
  • incidental
  • irregular
  • occasional
  • rambling
  • roundabout
  • segmented
  • soap opera
  • sporadic
  • wandering

antonyms for picaresque

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  • connected
  • lasting
  • permanent
  • regular
  • unbroken
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How to use picaresque in a sentence

That choice fits the comic’s loose, rambling picaresque, where getting too serious too often would harsh what’s compelling about the story, which is a group of characters bonding during the end of the world.
THE TRICKY TRANS POLITICS OF FX’S Y: THE LAST MANEMILY VANDERWERFFSEPTEMBER 27, 2021VOX
Like its groundbreaking predecessor, “Subsequent Moviefilm” is a raunchy, sharply political picaresque through the American heartland.
MOVIES ARE RUSHING TO IMPACT THE ELECTION. DON’T ASK WHETHER THEY’LL WORK. ASK WHETHER THEY’LL LAST.ANN HORNADAYOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Then there were some of the writers of the picaresque novels.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
Even regarded as an early attempt in the "picaresque" manner, it is abortive and only half organised.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
The tone of the Spanish and French picaresque novel had never been high: but it is curiously degraded in this English example.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
It belongs to that class of novel known as picaresque—romances of adventures and battles.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 15VARIOUS
A picaresque novel is only a very eventful biography; but the opening of Bleak House is quite another business altogether.
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENSG. K. CHESTERTON
In the first place he had the faculty for seizing upon p. 67the picturesque and picaresque elements in the world about him.
THE VAGABOND IN LITERATUREARTHUR RICKETT
In his characterization he is at his best—like Scott and Borrow—when dealing with the picaresque elements in life.
THE VAGABOND IN LITERATUREARTHUR RICKETT
Works of this kind took for the most part the shape to which has been applied the name of picaresque.
THE ENGLISH NOVEL IN THE TIME OF SHAKESPEAREJ. J. JUSSERAND
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WORDS RELATED TO PICARESQUE

  • anecdotal
  • digressive
  • disconnected
  • discursive
  • disjointed
  • incidental
  • irregular
  • occasional
  • picaresque
  • rambling
  • roundabout
  • segmented
  • soap opera
  • sporadic
  • wandering
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