Examples of grotesquerie in a Sentence
born Joseph Merrick, the so-called Elephant Man was for a time exhibited as a sideshow grotesquerie
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In some ways, the grotesqueries of his persona, rather than anathematizing him to voters, only enhanced his appeal among those wishing for something different.
Donald Trump’s grotesqueries have presented the Republican Party’s intellectual class with a searing test of faith, somewhat akin to the way Marxist intellectuals experienced Stalin’s pact with Hitler or Khrushchev’s secret speech.
For the most part, Ellis's original darkness, grotesquerie, and societal critique has been similarly cordoned off.
This movie is a gleeful carnival of nauseating grotesqueries.
But much of this year’s broadcast took a laugh-to-avoid-weeping approach to the Trump Era, and poking fun at political grotesqueries has long been Colbert’s forte.
Citi Field avoids such grotesqueries with a veritable roster of recognizable restaurateurs and chefs—Danny Meyer, David Chang, Michael White, Josh Capon, Dave Pasternack, and others.
The image seems almost forced apart by the grotesqueries of stereotype, technology collapsing under the weight of history.
As insults followed injuries, and gaffes piled onto grotesqueries, heated debate became hateful diatribe.
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Origin and Etymology of grotesquerie
First Known Use: circa 1666See Words from the same year
Synonymsgrotesque, monster (also grotesquery), monstrosity, ogre
Related Wordsogress; Frankenstein; bête noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; banshee, bogeyman (also bogyman), demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, fright, imp, incubus; horror, terror; abomination, anathema; abnormality, freak; mutant, mutation
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