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used in The Chocolate War

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


ugly, gross, or very wrong
  • "Kiss me," Janza said, puckering his lips grotesquely.
    Chapter 31 (73% in)
grotesquely = in a gross, distorted and unnatural way
  • He was aware of the other players around him, hel-meted and grotesque, creatures from an unknown world.
    Chapter 1 (21% in)
  • The shadows of the goal posts sprawled on the field like grotesque crosses.
    Chapter 2 (63% in)
  • Scarlet splotches glistened on his cheeks as if he had been made up for some grotesque stage show.
    Chapter 11 (52% in)
  • What was it the guy on the Common had said the other day, his chin resting on the Volkswagen like some grotesque John the Baptist?
    Chapter 18 (93% in)
  • The nearby gym was occupied by fellows either practicing basketball or boxing calisthenics and the walls echoed with thuddings, bouncings and whistles blowing, like a grotesque sound track.
    Chapter 25 (7% in)
  • Do I dare disturb the universe? was now a grotesque jumble of unconnected letters.
    Chapter 28 (54% in)

There are no more uses of "grotesque" in The Chocolate War.

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