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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈklaʊnɪʃnəs /
    • /ˈklaʊnɪʃnəs /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈklaʊnɪʃnəs /

Definition of clownishness word

  • noun clownishness The state of being clownish. 1

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clownishness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for clownishness

noun clownishness

  • joking — something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act: He tells very funny jokes. She played a joke on him.
  • tricks — a crafty or underhanded device, maneuver, stratagem, or the like, intended to deceive or cheat; artifice; ruse; wile.
  • bluffing — to mislead by a display of strength, self-confidence, or the like: He bluffed me into believing that he was a doctor.
  • farce — a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation rather than upon the development of character.
  • frolicking — merry play; merriment; gaiety; fun.

Antonyms for clownishness

noun clownishness

  • seriousness — of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.

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