Definition of clownish:
maladroit, cockamamy, clownlike, amusing, cockamamie, uncouth, classless, silly, buffoonish, clowlike, whacky, comic, rough, priceless, sappy, ungainly, churlish, bungling, gawky, humourous, zany, goofy, buffoonish, playful, unhandy, wry, comical, funny, hilarious, clumsy, unskilful, hysterical, humorous, wacky, boorish, cloddish, loutish, awkward.
- "Early English Meals and Manners", Various.
- "Donal Grant", George MacDonald.
And what could possibly have possessed De Guiche to go to a wild boar- hunt by himself; that is but a clownish idea of sport, only fit for that class of people who, unlike the Marechal de Gramont, have no dogs and huntsmen, to hunt as gentlemen should do.- "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.