OTHER WORDS FROM picaresqueun·pic·a·resque, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH picaresquepicaresque , picturesque
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How to use picaresque in a sentence
That choice fits the comic’s loose, rambling picaresque, where getting too serious too often would harsh what’s compelling about the story, which is a group of characters bonding during the end of the world.
Like its groundbreaking predecessor, “Subsequent Moviefilm” is a raunchy, sharply political picaresque through the American heartland.Movies are rushing to impact the election. Don’t ask whether they’ll work. Ask whether they’ll last.|Ann Hornaday|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
That said, Waters has come a long way since the picaresque adventures of Nan and Kitty.Sarah Waters’s New Novel Rewrites the Rules of Love|Lucy Scholes|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The picaresque escapades and legendary extravagances of the brothers are indulged with a collective wink.How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me|Jillian Lauren|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They appear in alternate performances in a wonderfully picaresque Waiting for Godot.10 Best Plays of the Year: Richard III, No Man’s Land, and More|Janice Kaplan|December 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Adam and Evelyn A romantic picaresque tale against the backdrop of a divided Germany.
Then there were some of the writers of the picaresque novels.Lavengro|George Borrow
Even regarded as an early attempt in the "picaresque" manner, it is abortive and only half organised.
The tone of the Spanish and French picaresque novel had never been high: but it is curiously degraded in this English example.
It belongs to that class of novel known as picaresque—romances of adventures and battles.
A picaresque novel is only a very eventful biography; but the opening of Bleak House is quite another business altogether.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens|G. K. Chesterton