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buffoonery (noun) clowning; doing silly and funny things that amuse people.

The actions of a buffoon are buffoonery. If a person acts like a buffoon, their actions are buffoonery. Antics and monkey tricks are buffoonery. When a person does silly things which amuse us, they indulge in buffoonery.

  • The golden days of Hollywood comedy can never be here again. Movies featuring unforgettable comic pairs like Laurel and Hardy, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and Abbott and Costello, used to brought us to roars of laughter with their buffoonery.
  • Though very dignified to look at, Henry at times does acts of buffoonery like scratching his sides, and making faces at others like a monkey.
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