Definition of Rabelaisian in English:


Line breaks: Rabe¦lais|ian
Pronunciation: /ˌrabəˈleɪzɪən


Displaying earthy humour; 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.
exuberant, uninhibited, vigorous, lively;
satirical, parodic, irreverent, disrespectful
informal raunchy

Definition of Rabelaisian in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope