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grotesque - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grotesque

(noun) art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
(adj) distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
Synonyms : monstrous
Example Sentence
  • tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas
  • twisted into monstrous shapes

(adj) ludicrously odd
Synonyms : antic , fantastic , fantastical
Example Sentence
  • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
  • fantastic Halloween costumes
  • a grotesque reflection in the mirror

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grotesque

When i GROW TUSK: how do i look: UGLY:abnormal....it is only a fantasy
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by varunkrr

Grotesque : (Sounds like GROW + TASK).. In software profession or any profession, teams are assigned with numerous TASKS. Each task has its own complexities. Now Imagine you growing a tree of these TASKS. How will it look like?? Imagine it !!! A p
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by r4nj33t

icture of it. It will be a tree with lots of distorted and weird looking TASKS branches. Thats the meaning if it. So whenever you GROW+ TASKS. you will get something very distorted and ugly. Moreover it's UNNATURAL too. Smile
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by r4nj33t

grotesque = distorted. Here the word GREATEST (GROTEST)is distorted . WHY(QUE) it is distorted? GREATEST(grotes) QUE(why?)
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by ingit

grotesque (grot=cave,esque=resembling the style)The findings in grot cave esque the strange and unnatural history.
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by keshavpalpali

in spy kids movie..name of the spy girl kid is Cortesque=gortesque..she is fantasticcomically hideous n strange n unnatural in her power n brain compared to other teen girls..
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by jc

great+mask...that is commically hideous
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by betsingh.

goad: nee godu bharinchalekapothunna (urge on)
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by Bhavana Chava

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