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grotesque
used in Oliver Twist

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

or:

ugly, gross, or very wrong
  • Her body was bent by age; her limbs trembled with palsy; her face, distorted into a mumbling leer, resembled more the grotesque shaping of some wild pencil, than the work of Nature's hand.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (3% in)
  • Bolter's humble servant,' said Fagin, bowing with grotesque politeness.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (96% in)

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