March 06, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
grotesque /groʊˈtɛsk/ adjective
grotesque
/groʊˈtɛsk/
adjective
A bunch of grotesque tomatoes
A bunch of grotesque tomatoes
Learner's definition of GROTESQUE

[more grotesque; most grotesque]

1 : very strange or ugly in a way that is not normal or natural

  • animals with grotesque deformities

  • a grotesque villain

  • The actors wore dark capes and grotesque masks.

2 : extremely different from what is expected or usual

  • a grotesque distortion of the facts

— grotesquely adverb

  • grotesquely deformed

— grotesqueness noun [noncount]

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