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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They were all grotesques. All of the men and women the writer had ever known had become grotesques.
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.
It was the truths that made the people grotesques. The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern- ing the matter.
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.
"Quite startling," "Monstrous," "Most painful to see." The lank man, with the eyeglass on a broad ribbon, pronounced mincingly the word "Grotesque," whose justness was appreciated by those standing near him.
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.
The Birmingham Mail has recently reported several instances of shocking vehicle crime in Shirley, including one case which shocked even police because of the 'grotesque' violence involved.
Grotesque 1.00 Fairyhouse 2pts win Gordon Elliott must have been pleased with Grotesque's chasing debut at Down Royal over Christmas and the Gigginstown-owned eightyear-old can go one better in the opener at Fairyhouse.