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grotesque
used in Carrie

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

or:

ugly, gross, or very wrong
  • It was a strangely froggy sound, grotesquely apt, and the girls giggled again.
  • Sometimes, like now, the ivy looked like a grotesque giant hand ridged with great veins which had sprung up out of the ground to grip the building.
  • The Jesus impaled upon it was frozen in a grotesque, muscle-straining rictus of pain, mouth drawn down in a groaning curve.
  • Her bloody mouth made the smile grotesque, twisted.

There are no more uses of "grotesque" in Carrie.

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