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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Like a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Usage examples (38)
  • Calling you clownish is called "descending to your opponent's level".
  • November 13th, 2007 at 4: 49 pm stunney: Calling you clownish is called "descending to your opponent's level".
  • He's kind of clownish, in fact, and has his own apprentice, a Las Vegas-style magician named Drake (Toby Kebbell).
  • "clownish" people would congregate, drinking during all hours of the day. for more
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