grotesque


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Synonyms for grotesque

Synonyms for grotesque

resembling a freak

conceived or done with no reference to reality or common sense

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art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

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distorted and unnatural in shape or size

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ludicrously odd

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For an hour the procession of grotesques passed before the eyes of the old man, and then, although it was a painful thing to do, he crept out of bed and began to write.
Concerning the old carpenter who fixed the bed for the writer, I only mentioned him because he, like many of what are called very common people, became the nearest thing to what is understandable and lovable of all the grotesques in the writer's book.
Each of these medicine men has his idols carved in wood, representing the spirits of the air and of the fire, under some rude and grotesque form of a horse, a bear, a beaver, or other quadruped, or that of bird or fish.
A sudden grimace lighted the frightful face as the grotesque eyes fell upon this new creature.
Particularly was Tarzan amused by the grotesque headdresses of the pictured people.
Everything about him appeared quite normal--there were none of the grotesque exaggerations of his former sleep adventures.
But this grotesque incarnation of humanitarian passion appealed somehow, to one's imagination.
But this word being the only clear and definite statement in these grotesque and dismal ravings was comparatively restful to his mind.
Franklin's grotesque mortal envelope had disappeared from the poop to seek its needful repose, if only the worried soul would let it rest a while.
His mind had been worried at last into that questioning attitude by no other person than the grotesque Franklin.
And legends say these Grotesque Guardians sit lifelessly, crumbling; disfigured by this corrosion.
The second most grotesque lie was that Labour spending created the global crash of 2007-8 and sent the deficit and debt soaring.
Including annexes, in particular the application, analysis, and project documentation for the construction and execution of investment Retrofitting of cultural institutions - Theatre Grotesque, along with the transfer of copyright property rights to the above.
For every grotesque McCullers character like Miss Amelia there's a Mick Kelly, not so much grotesque as she is awkward and unattractive; for every Louvinie in Alice Walker's Meridian, with her severed tongue, there's Celie in The Color Purple, who's ugly but can work like a man.
Walking Shadows: Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque From Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era