Origin of Rabelaisian
Examples from the Web for rabelaisian
Cheerfulness requires something more than a well-balanced Rabelaisian nonchalance in adversity and a keen relish for all pleasure.
He was a great tragic artist in the rough, and his comedy displays an uncouth Rabelaisian realism.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Their dinner finished, they rose, stretching and eructating in true Rabelaisian fashion.Paradise Garden|George Gibbs
But as the confraternity was anything but religious, this saint, or rather this eponymous hero, had to be a Rabelaisian character.Wine, Women, and Song|Various
By a memory separate from the rest of his verse, Ronsard was moved to write this Rabelaisian thing.Avril|H. Belloc
1817, from French author François Rabelais (c.1490-1553), whose writings "are distinguished by exuberance of imagination and language combined with extravagance and coarseness of humor and satire." [OED]