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used in Oryx and Crake

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


ugly, gross, or very wrong
  • They're sitting in a semi-circle around a grotesque-looking figure, a scarecrowlike effigy.
    p. 360.5
  • He doesn't want to startle them, strain their politeness, cross their boundaries without being invited — loom up on them suddenly out of the shrubbery, like some grotesque flasher exposing himself to schoolkids.
    p. 153.9
  • But in the time it takes him to cover the distance, slip-stepping as if in some grotesque dance with the pigoons still staring, dark clouds have come boiling up from the south, blotting out the sun.
    p. 235.9

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