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Negative nuancePlay
Using 'buffoon' often implies disapproval and can sound disrespectful. SlideDon't be such a buffoon; take this matter seriously.
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Social contextsPlay
Usually used to describe someone in social situations where their behavior is out of place. SlideAt the wedding, he was acting like a buffoon during speeches.
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Not humorousPlay
'Buffoon' suggests the person's humor is failing to amuse others. SlideHe tried to lighten the mood but came off as a buffoon.