grotesquerie

noun gro·tes·que·rie \ grō-ˈte-skə-rē \
variants: or less commonly grotesquery
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of grotesquerie

plural grotesqueries
1 : something that is grotesque
2 : the quality or state of being grotesque : grotesqueness

Examples of grotesquerie in a Sentence

  1. born Joseph Merrick, the so-called Elephant Man was for a time exhibited as a sideshow grotesquerie

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Origin and Etymology of grotesquerie

grotesque + French -erie -ery


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