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grotesque
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Definition distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way

or:

ugly or gross
  • The disease causes grotesque deformity.
grotesque = ugly distorted
  • It is the result of a grotesque system that distorts good intentions into evil actions.
  • grotesque = distorts
  • We visited the principal church, also—a curious old structure, with a towerlike spire adorned with all sorts of grotesque images.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • This is a valley of ashes — a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • grotesque = distorted
  • And between the tents, ahead, in transit, they saw a grotesque parade.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural
  • Grotesque gleam of a time no history will ever fully describe!
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way
  • "Kiss me," Janza said, puckering his lips grotesquely.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • grotesquely = in a gross, distorted and unnatural way
  • I was fasting; for to eat, to fill myself with unassimilated matter, would be to become grotesquely visible again.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • grotesquely = unnatural in appearance in a disturbing way
  • My hands are misshapen and grotesque now, and they throb during most of my waking hours.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • grotesque = distorted or ugly
  • The lights from the windows sent a flickering illumination that made grotesque patterns on the courtyard below,
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural in shape or size
  • He repeated the movement—a grotesque one.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural
  • The mirror image changed, from my grotesque image to that of a bed, a girl sleeping in it.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way

    or:

    ugly or gross
  • No one even dared to look at his grotesque face.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural
  • ...the interminable grotesques seem to form around a common centre and rush off in headlong plunges of equal distraction.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • grotesques = things that are distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way
  • They mark special occasions, write horrible poetry, sketch things that are beautiful or grotesque, or just rant.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way

    or:

    ugly or gross
  • His skin was a grotesque shade, a graying blueberry.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • grotesque = distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way
  • Be sure they were grotesque. There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments. There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions. There was...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • grotesque = disturbingly distorted and unnatural
  • Most of those reports were a nightmare — grotesque, circumstantial, eager, and untrue.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • grotesque = distorted and ugly
  • ...as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is...
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • grotesque = distorted in a disturbing way (from what was imagined)
  • The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
grotesque = distorted

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