Clównish. adj. [from clown.]
- Consisting of rusticks or clowns.
Young Silvia beats her breast, and cries aloud
For succour from the clownish neighbourhood. Dryd. Æn.
- Coarse; rough; rugged.
But with his clownish hands their tender wings
He brushed off. Spenser's Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. i.
- Uncivil; ill-bred; ill-mannered.
What if we essay'd to steal
The clownish fool out of your father's court. Shakespeare.
- Clumsly; ungainly.
With a grave look, in this odd equipage,
The clownish mimick traverses the stage. Prior.