Definition Of buffoonery
behavior that is ridiculous but amusing.
The humour of Pimple films derived from theatrical burlesque, music-hall satire and from a tradition of buffoonery that embraced such infantilised characters as Silly Billy.
Example Of buffoonery
A bit of buffoonery and tomfoolery are always welcome after a tense high wire act, during which everyone in the audience has been holding their breath, and looking anxiously upwards, in total empathy with the performer.
A filmed version of the Pirates of Penzance, it is rich in anachronism and movie jokes, camp and buffoonery
Added to all of this technical wizardry is a musical score by David Rhymer, performed by the entire cast with just the right mix of sentiment and buffoonery .
Aristotle said Irony better befits a gentleman than buffoonery ; the ironical man jokes to amuse himself, the buffoon to amuse other people.
But what happened last week at Westminster was not buffoonery : it was Parliament - both Houses of it - doing exactly what it is supposed to do.