Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a grotesque manner; very absurdly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a grotesque manner.

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  • adverb In a grotesque manner; disgustingly.

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

  • adverb in a grotesque manner

Etymologies

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grotesque +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Sept. 9 Bloomberg -- Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam argued against the government's request for what he called a "grotesquely severe" punishment for his insider- trading convictions.

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  • Right after Palin was nominated, I called her grotesquely underqualified to be President, and I was right.

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  • At 11 months in Paris, I may even go so far as to use the word grotesquely oversized.

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  • At 11 months in Paris, I may even go so far as to use the word grotesquely oversized.

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  • There are some signs of a reckoning in sports where teams have grown accustomed to living in a manner that some would call grotesquely and dangerously large.

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  • No fan of Marx, Collier writes that the message was "grotesquely" wrong and that "Trade policy is the area of economics least well understood by the NGO world."

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  • No fan of Marx, Collier writes that the message was "grotesquely" wrong and that "Trade policy is the area of economics least well understood by the NGO world."

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  • STENGEL: Well, actually, as you know, Anderson, in the Middle East, I mean, they look at Bush's depiction of Islam and the Middle East as being so broad and kind of grotesquely large and not being subtle enough and not looking at the complexities.

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  • Your choices in women generally strike me as fat and sometimes kind of grotesquely overendowed … I kinda like a woman who could actually run if she wanted to.

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  • A drunk businesswoman who killed a young couple while speeding 'grotesquely' at 113mph in a

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