Definition of Rabelaisian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrabəˈlāzēən/
Pronunciation: /ˌrabəˈlāZHən/


Displaying earthy humor; bawdy: the conversation was often highly Rabelaisian
More example sentences
  • But his own description of life's eternal bounciness seems to me much more gaily Rabelaisian than is the novel as a whole.
  • The characters in this novel are representational, especially since they are given to us in larger-than-life Rabelaisian caricature.
  • Her appetites were as spirited as his and released an almost Rabelaisian exuberance in them both.


Suggestive of the humor of François Rabelais.

Words that rhyme with Rabelaisian

Caucasian, Malaysian

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Syllabification: Rab·e·lai·sian

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