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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being grotesque; grotesqueness.
  • n. Something grotesque.

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  • n. That which is grotesque in nature or style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grotesque action, speech, or manners; grotesque doings; ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An embodiment or expression of grotesqueness; grotesque conduct or speech; a grotesque action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion

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  • "I guess the degree of grotesquery in your visualisation would largely depend on where in the world you live, and to what extent this ‘person’ has adversely influenced your life, although in some ways it could be easy to conjure an image of one of last century’s most notorious, infamous villains - Adolf Hitler. Couldn’t it?"
    - 'Global Warming, Hitler, & WWII Rationing', Craig Mackintosh, 26 February 2007.

    April 8, 2008