grotesquerie

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noun gro·tes·que·rie \grō-ˈte-skə-rē\

Definition of grotesquerie

plural

grotesqueries

  1. 1 :  something that is grotesque

  2. 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>

Variants of grotesquerie

or less commonly

grotesquery

Origin and Etymology of grotesquerie

grotesque + French -erie -ery


First Known Use: circa 1666


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