Displaying earthy humor; bawdy.‘the conversation was often highly Rabelaisian’
ribald, racy, bawdy, vulgar, coarse, earthy, risqué, lewd, blue, spicyexuberant, uninhibited, vigorous, livelysatirical, parodic, irreverent, disrespectfulraunchyView synonyms
- ‘The characters in this novel are representational, especially since they are given to us in larger-than-life Rabelaisian caricature.’
- ‘He was also a man of Rabelaisian appetites, fiercely loyal friendships, and great good humour.’
- ‘But his own description of life's eternal bounciness seems to me much more gaily Rabelaisian than is the novel as a whole.’
- ‘Her appetites were as spirited as his and released an almost Rabelaisian exuberance in them both.’
Suggestive of the humor of François Rabelais.