adjective \ˈkla-nish\

: like a clown : acting in a silly or funny way

Full Definition of CLOWNISH

:  resembling or befitting a clown (as in ignorance and lack of sophistication)
clown·ish·ly adverb
clown·ish·ness noun

Examples of CLOWNISH

  1. <the clownish antics of some of the teenagers at the wedding reception>

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