[pan-tag-roo-el, -uh l, pan-tuh-groo-uh l; French pahn-ta-gry-el]
- (in Rabelais' Pantagruel) the huge son of Gargantua, represented as dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humor.
- (italics) a satirical novel (1532) by Rabelais.
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Examples from the Web for pantagruelian
Rabelais wrote Gargantua here, in this city devoted to the most Pantagruelian of pleasures.The Queen of the French Kitchen
March 26, 2014
All he says of the Pantagruelian herb, though he amply developed it for himself, is taken from Pliny's chapter on flax.
To the heathen philosopher succeeded a pack of Capuchins, monks who forbid us the use of beans, that is, Pantagruelian books.
The father of the new one was a great gormandizer of Pantagruelian dimensions.
I imagine myself as Panurge, taking counsel with a Pantagruelian friend.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne
William J. Locke
- a gigantic prince, noted for his ironical buffoonery, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
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