[ UK /klˈa‍ʊnɪʃ/ ]
  1. like a clown
    a buffoonish walk
    a clownish face
    a zany sense of humor
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How To Use clownish In A Sentence

  • The clownish grin of a bridled parrotfish reveals its power tools: grinding teeth used to scrape algae from rock.
  • How fortunate for him that Dobby is so clownish than no one need sympathize with him, much less identify with him.
  • I guess to their fellow homeboys this is hilarious and considered de rigueur, but to the rest of the world they seem clownish.
  • Tracy wholeheartedly rejects hard work (this is best captured in the episode called "The Natural Order," in which it is demonstrated that only in an "upside-down" world could Tracy be asked to sincerely labor), and so he relies on his preternatural clownishness and the coattails of his paternal writers and producers for success. Zeeshan Aleem: Is 30 Rock the Most Racist Show on Television?
  • They risked their lives to present these theater shows, disguising their political commentary behind clownish puppets.
  • And ignorance, and what is termed clownishness, are surely an evil? PHILEBUS
  • They try to get the public to dress up in the most clownish clothes possible while paying the fashion industry good money to look like a doofus.
  • Shame is a pitiable and clownish condition, most appallingly pitiable and clownish on television.
  • Rubio is yet another clownish conservative whose primary skill is sounding tought and feathering his own nest and yet the tea party sees him as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Crist brushes off top adviser's resignation
  • An ailing mobster in a wheelchair and using an oxygen tank was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for what a judge called a "clownish" murder-for-hire plot that was never carried out. KansasCity.com: Front Page
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