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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Just the flat-out most bizarre -- though grotesquery is not neccesarily out of the question.
In the fleeting glimpse he caught of it, Smoke wondered if he had ever seen a Dore grotesquery to compare.
For all her flash and grotesquery, she means to be a steadying force, not a revolutionary.
In addition to the strong cast members mentioned above, standouts included Heather Engebretson as the Chinese daughter Li, bass Aubrey Allicock as the Grand Inquisitor, Karen Vuong as Zhou, a Red Guard, and Meredith Lustig, Laura Mixter and Rachael Wilson as the Andrews Sisters trio, who also operated dancing puppets, adding an additional layer of comic grotesquery to the moment.
Now, whats-her-face is a cheap art exhibit of grotesquery.
To balance out the multiple deaths and brutality, we got a whimsical helping of grotesquery thanks to original scenes written specifically for the HBO series.
Also, in his depiction of zombies as humans devoid of intellect who now only pursue their relentless, unquenchable hunger, I think Romero presents again an image right out of Dante's Inferno - not just for the grotesquery, but for the idea of sin as mindless repetition and desire.
It was there in the Hieronymus Bosch-level grotesquery of the lies, distortions, and misrepresentations of the lives of gay and lesbian couples used by the Proposition 8 supporters in their now-failed battle to make their horror of sexual and gender variance the law of the land in California by codifying their bigotry at the ballot box and in the courts.
Most of his stories the supernatural element tends to have a logical explanation, or he deals in Decadent-style grotesquery.
Mr. Jeff VanderMeer on Laura Warholic by Alexander Theroux: It soon becomes clear that Theroux is using his amazing powers of grotesquery and caricature to make almost everyone look morally, ethically and intellectually ugly.