clownery

noun clown·ery \ ˈklau̇-nə-rē \

Definition of clownery

plural clowneries
: clownish behavior or an instance of clownishness : buffoonery

Examples of clownery in a Sentence

  1. it was clownery like that that resulted in an expensive vase being broken

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1589


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