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1. grotesque

adjective. ['groʊˈtɛsk'] distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous.

Synonyms

  • ugly

Antonyms

  • native
  • familiarity

Etymology

  • grotesque (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • grottesco (Italian)

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Rhymes with Grotesque

  • statuesque
  • romanesque
  • reaganesque
  • kafkaesque
  • levesque
  • burlesque
  • yeske
  • teske
  • reske
  • meske
  • leske
  • keske
  • jeske
  • geske
  • desk
  • beske

How do you pronounce grotesque?

Pronounce grotesque as groʊˈtɛsk.

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Sentences with grotesque


1. Noun, singular or mass
The idea behind "the grotesque" is to over-complicate the simplified.

2. Adjective
Some of them have fantastically colorful or grotesque caterpillars and some even have beautiful pupae or chrysalises.

Quotes about grotesque


1. Oh, something is there, waiting for me. Perhaps someday the revelation will burst in upon me and I will see the other side of this monumental grotesque joke. And then I'll laugh. And then I'll know what life is.
- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

2. grotesque

adjective. ['groʊˈtɛsk'] ludicrously odd.

Synonyms

  • fantastical
  • unusual
  • fantastic
  • antic

Antonyms

  • nativeness
  • real
  • unusualness
  • usual

Etymology

  • grotesque (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • grottesco (Italian)

3. grotesque

noun. ['groʊˈtɛsk'] art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants.

Synonyms

  • art

Antonyms

  • ordinary
  • realistic

Etymology

  • grotesque (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • grottesco (Italian)
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