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Definition 1: art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants - [noun denoting artifact]

(grotesque is a kind of ...) the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

"an art exhibition" "a collection of fine art"

Definition 2: ludicrously odd - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grotesque or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
  • fantastic Halloween costumes
  • a grotesque reflection in the mirror

Synonyms for grotesque in the sense of this definition

(grotesque is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

Definition 3: distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grotesque or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas
  • twisted into monstrous shapes

Synonyms for grotesque in the sense of this definition

(grotesque is similar to ...) displeasing to the senses

"an ugly face" "ugly furniture"

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