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  1. clownnoun

    A person who acts in a silly fashion.

    fool, buffoon

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clown, buffoonnoun

    a rude or vulgar fool

    buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew

  2. clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrewverb

    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

    cuckoo, jackass, goose, goof, fathead, bozo, buffoon, merry andrew, twat, zany, goofball

  3. clown, clown around, anticverb

    act as or like a clown

    antic, clown around

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clownnoun

    rustic, peasant, swain, ploughman, countryman, bumpkin, lout, clodpole, boor, hind

  2. clownnoun

    churl, ill-bred man

  3. clownnoun

    buffoon, fool, mountebank, harlequin, jester, droll, punch, zany, scaramouch, merry andrew, jack-pudding, pickle-herring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clownnoun

    buffoon, jester, merry-andrew, zany, harlequin, droll, punch, mime, farceur, scaramouch, grimacier jackpudding, boor, lout, gawk, gawky, lubber, put, bumpkin, churl, carl, tike, rustic, hind, clodhopper, yokel, yahoo

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "clown":

    buffoon, bozo, joker, wiseass, clowning, jester, bimbo, joke, mug, mage, fool

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  1. Beau Biden:

    You're the worst president America has ever had. Come on, it's hard to get any word in with this clown.

  2. Andreas Beer:

    If you take a look at the Joker, it's an ambiguous mixture between something funny and something menacing, it's a horror clown and that's kind of, somehow cool. You can make memes of that.

  3. Rand Paul:

    I'm thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths, and how could anyone in my party think that this clown is fit to be president?

  4. Vargas Llosa:

    He is a danger to the United States, it is a country that is too important for the rest of the world to have in the White House a clown, a demagogue and a racist like Mr Trump.

  5. Josh Holmes:

    For those asking, this is my response to West Virginia Roy Moore :' This clown is a walking, talking case study for the limitation of a prison's ability to rehabilitate,'.

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