Examples of clownish in a Sentence
the clownish antics of some of the teenagers at the wedding reception
Recent Examples of clownish from the Web
The storied Batman villain, best portrayed by Heath Ledger in this 2012 film, has clownish roots that take a psychological and maniacal turn.
So will Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ clownish father, who needs his Twitter account burned alive at the stake.
And a case in point of his something-for-everyone talents is exemplified in patterned shirt that takes a design that could be clownish in less capable hands (in this case polka dots) and blows it out (and up).
Heck, even Anthony Scaramucci is moving to monetize his 10 days as the most clownish White House press secretary in history.
Giving up after 146 years because it’s been surpassed by the much-more-thrilling and clownish Washington circus.
That spirit apparently motivated many Trump voters, who didn’t mind that their tribune spoke in clownish generalities, possessed no relevant experience and exhibited an itchy trigger finger.
See below for several impressive takes on the equal parts chic and clownish makeup trend.
Lynch plays Dahmer as a high school senior, weird and clownish, but part of a group of friends that reveled in his oddities.
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First Known Use of clownish
Synonymsboorish, churlish, classless, cloddish, loutish, uncouth
Related Wordscoarse, ill-bred, uncultivated, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticated; tasteless, vulgar; beastly, bestial; doltish, oafish, stupid; discourteous, impolite, mannerless, misleared [chiefly Scottish], rude, uncivil, ungracious, unmannerly; awkward, ungainly
Near Antonymscouth, cultivated, polished, refined, sophisticated, well-bred; classy, courtly, genteel, gentlemanly, ladylike; civil, courteous, polite
Synonym Discussion of clownish
- a drunk's boorish behavior
- churlish remarks
- a loutish oaf
- an adolescent's clownish conduct
CLOWNISH Defined for English Language Learners
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