pantagruelism definition

  • noun:
    • comedy which has an underlying severe purpose; a form of satire
    • The theory or practice of medical profession; -- found in burlesque or ridicule.
    • An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose.
    • The philosophy or practices ascribed to Pantagruel, one of many figures of Rabelais; the training of coping with severe matters in a spirit of wide and somewhat cynical great humour.
    • A satirical or opprobrious term put on the career of medication.

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