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Rabelaisian

adjective Ra·be·lai·sian \ˌra-bə-ˈlā-zhən, -zē-ən\

Definition of RABELAISIAN

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of Rabelais or his works
2
:  marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism
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First Known Use of RABELAISIAN

1817

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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