verb (used without object)
Origin of clown
Related formsclown·ish, adjectiveclown·ish·ly, adverbclown·ish·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for clownish
And there are going to be some very savvy candidates, not just clownish flame-outs like Herman Cain.
And it's quite clear they thought Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate was a clownish decision.
The closest we came to heat was the alleged philandering of the clownish Herman Cain.A Crying Toddler Viral Video Reflects Cranky, Exhausting Election|Michelle Cottle|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I mean, this is the greatest country in the world, and you have this clownish performance by Senator Johnson,” he says.
He has a history with anxiety that's at odds with his clownish public front.
He turned to the court with a clownish gesture of the hands, expressive of his utter inability to stop this thing.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Action and annoyance and clownish gambols had chanced to supply the needed impetus to bring her back to normality.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
In a clownish, lubberly sort of way, he seemed to be taking good, kind care of her.
His opponents called him clownish; his friends declared him Lincolnesque.The Agrarian Crusade|Solon J. Buck
I was seized with certain misgivings and flutterings which a clownish education may account for.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown