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used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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


ugly, gross, or very wrong
  • Francie looked and saw, not the baby's foot, but a grotesque thing in a big, worn-out shoe.
    Chapter 1 (80% in)
  • There were always two boys who did a grotesque dance together, mimicking the girls and bumping into them rudely.
    Chapter 13 (61% in)
  • Francie thought the revolver looked like a grotesque beckoning finger, a finger that beckoned to death and made it come running.
    Chapter 33 (30% in)
  • The garments had frozen into grotesque shapes and didn't want to come in through the window.
    Chapter 35 (21% in)

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