toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

grotesque
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
distorted and unnatural in shape or size — especially in a disturbing way

or:

ugly, gross, or very wrong
  • He will see in them grotesque attempts of nature to foretell or to repeat himself.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (35% in)
  • (He dances the Highland fling with grotesque antics) Leg it, ye devils!
    Episode 15 — Circe (34% in)
  • (He points about him with grotesque gestures which Lynch and the whores reply to) Caoutchouc statue woman reversible or lifesize tompeeptom of virgins nudities very lesbic the kiss five ten times.
    Episode 15 — Circe (80% in)

There are no more uses of "grotesque" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®Pictures — Google Images®