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Meaning of "Rabelaisian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RABELAISIAN

Rabelaisian  [ˌræbəˈleɪzɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RABELAISIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rabelaisian can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES RABELAISIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rabelaisian

François Rabelais

François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel. Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics considered him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing.

Definition of Rabelaisian in the English dictionary

The definition of Rabelaisian in the dictionary is of, relating to, or resembling the work of Rabelais, esp by broad, often bawdy humour and sharp satire. Other definition of Rabelaisian is a student or admirer of Rabelais.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RABELAISIAN


Abkhazian
æbˈkɑːzɪən
Australasian
ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪən
Bayesian
ˈbeɪzɪən
Cartesian
kɑːˈtiːzɪən
Carthusian
kɑːˈθjuːzɪən
Caucasian
kɔːˈkeɪzɪən
chalazion
kəˈleɪzɪən
Dickensian
dɪˈkɛnzɪən
Dionysian
ˌdaɪəˈnɪzɪən
Elysian
ɪˈlɪzɪən
Illinoisian
ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪzɪən
Indonesian
ˌɪndəʊˈniːzɪən
Levalloisian
ˌlɛvəˈlɔɪzɪən
Malaysian
məˈleɪzɪən
Micronesian
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈniːzɪən
nasion
ˈneɪzɪən
Parisian
pəˈrɪzɪən
Tardenoisian
ˌtɑːdəˈnɔɪzɪən
Tunisian
tjuːˈnɪzɪən
Venusian
vɪˈnjuːzɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RABELAISIAN

Rabelais
Rabelaisianism
rabi
Rabia
rabic
rabid
rabidity
rabidly
rabidness
rabies
rabietic
Rabin
RAC

WORDS THAT END LIKE RABELAISIAN

Asian
Belarusian
Central Asian
Eurasian
Frisian
Gaussian
Great Russian
hessian
Little Russian
Old Frisian
Ossian
paradisian
Persian
Polynesian
precisian
Prussian
Rhodesian
Russian
Silesian
Southeast Asian

Synonyms and antonyms of Rabelaisian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «RABELAISIAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «Rabelaisian» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of Rabelaisian

Translation of «Rabelaisian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RABELAISIAN

Find out the translation of Rabelaisian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Rabelaisian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Rabelaisian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拉伯雷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Rabelais
570 millions of speakers

English

Rabelaisian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Rabelaisian
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثوري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

раблезианский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Rabelais
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্রান্সের খ্যাতনামা পরিহাস-রসিক লেখক রাবলে সম্বন্ধীয় বা তাঁর উদ্দাম কল্পনা এবং স্থূল রসিকতা ও বিদ্রূপ আশ্রিত রচনা সম্পর্কিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rabelaisien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rabelaisian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rabelais
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラブレー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Rabelaisian
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rabelaisian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Rabelaisian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Rabelaisian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॅबेलियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Rabelais gibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rabelaisiana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rabelaisowską
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

раблезіанський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rabelaisiana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ραμπελικής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Rabelaisian
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Rabelais
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Rabelaisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Rabelaisian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RABELAISIAN»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RABELAISIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Rabelaisian

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RABELAISIAN»

Discover the use of Rabelaisian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Rabelaisian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rabelaisian Dialectic and the Platonic-Hermetic Tradition
In an appendix, Professor Masters examines the continuity of the several themes of the Platonic-Hermetic tradition as they occur in the five books of the Rabelaisian corpus.
George Mallary Masters, 1969
2
The Rabelaisian Mythologies
Chapter 4 examines in detail the various myths of the fourth book and suggests that in it Rabelais propounds a radically unorthodox syncretism in which the poetic attractions of Platonic and Plutarchan demonology are preponderant, in which ...
Max Gauna, 1996
3
Rabelais and His World
Rabelaisian themes are often found in the poetic works of Victor Hugo. Here, too, he stresses the universalism of Rabelais' images and the philosophical depth of his laughter. In his later poetry Hugo's attitude toward Rabelaisian laughter ...
Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin, 1984
4
The Rabelaisian Princess: Madame Royal of France
This is a new release of the original 1931 edition.
Harold Donaldson Eberlein, 2013
5
Wonders, Marvels, and Monsters in Early Modern Culture
Rabelaisian (Non)Wonders and Renaissance Polemics Anne Lake Prescott Physically Marvels, Wonders, And Monsters Were Heavily Concen- trated at the margins of the medieval and early modern world, but culturally they were central to ...
Peter G. Platt, 1999
6
The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays
In prosecuting his negative task, the foremost device is Rabelaisian laughter — directly linked to the medieval genres of the clown, rogue and fool, whose roots go deep back into pre-class folklore. But Rabelaisian laughter not only destroys ...
M. M. Bakhtin, Michael Holquist, 2010
7
Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project
This material enacts what Bakhtin refers to as the Rabelaisian chronotope. Bakhtin explains that initially the Rabelaisian chronotope artistically represented profusive growth of the “real world,” challenging representations that reproduced the ...
Kirsten Emiko McAllister, 2011
8
The Cambridge Companion to Rabelais
An accessible, readable account of Rabelais, his work, his thought and his world.
John O'Brien, 2011
9
Rabelais's Radical Farce: Late Medieval Comic Theater and ...
Already in the sixteenth century, the fluid process of exchange between Rabelais's narrative and the theater of farce had begun, with Rabelaisian characters and words appearing in plays, such as the reference to Gargantua in Mimin le ...
E. Bruce Hayes, 2010
10
Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
I should note, however, that Bakhtin does make a definite distinction between Rabelaisian laughter and the laughter associated with later periods. For example , he postulates that carnival forms functioned differently in rococo literature than ...
Jeannie B. Thomas, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RABELAISIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Rabelaisian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Removing the Fangs From Ty Cobb's Notoriety
Leerhsen's research found neither a saint nor a Rabelaisian character like Babe Ruth. Sure, Cobb could be unpleasant and overly sensitive. He had a temper ... «New York Times, May 15»
2
Marc Maron Opens Up About Friend and Comedian Bill Hicks
The stuff Bill wrote is positively Rabelaisian. "If I could say anything about Hicks, it's that he was doing his best to destroy anything he perceived as hypocrisy," ... «Esquire, Mar 15»
3
'The End of the World' Brings Lots of Laughs About Bodily Functions …
For the most part, though, it's a Rabelaisian playfulness that drives the show forward through scene after scene, all perfectly accompanied by a multi-genre ... «LAist, Mar 15»
4
Peter Carey's 'Amnesia'
In many ways, it's a departure from his previous work, although throughout “Amnesia” he maintains the temper and Rabelaisian fury of a prose we know all too ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
5
Satire Lives
Still, Wolinski and his confederates represented the true Rabelaisian spirit of French civilization, in their acceptance of human appetite and their contempt for ... «The New Yorker, Jan 15»
6
Laughter and Terror
The French varieties come in many kinds, from the Rabelaisian belly laugh to the ... their wit against power and bigotry: Rabelais, Bussy-Rabutin, Beaumarchais, ... «The New York Review of Books, Jan 15»
7
How the Catholic Church made its peace with Charlie Hebdo
They trafficked in a French kind of Rabelaisian humor that doesn't carry well in foreign cultures, certainly not in the Anglosphere. When snooty British journalists ... «The Week Magazine, Jan 15»
8
Checkpoint Charlie
... to the creative arts. The idea of Rabelaisian humour is central to the idea of democracy and free speech of the West, and increasingly in the rest of the world. «Daily News & Analysis, Jan 15»
9
Review of Mike Nichols' The Graduate, 1968 - making fun of a young …
Basically, it operates as a giant confidence trick, with flash shots of discreet nudity to suggest Rabelaisian frankness, a handful of irrelevant protest songs to turn ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
10
Synod14: It's Déjà vu All Over Again!
The Synod reporting has been nothing short of apocalyptic. And I do love it in a Rabelaisian Catholic sort of way. For example, The National Catholic Register's ... «Patheos, Oct 14»

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