Definition of Rabelaisian in English:

Rabelaisian

Syllabification: Rab·e·lai·sian
Pronunciation: /ˌrabəˈlāZHən
 
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adjective

  • 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.

Origin

suggestive of the humor of François Rabelais.

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