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grotesque

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of grotesque

  1. 1 disagreeable to one's aesthetic or artistic sense the gaudy, overdecorated interior of the gambling casino was just too grotesque for my taste Synonyms of grotesque grating, harsh, jarring, unaestheticWords Related to grotesque acid, flashy, garish, gaudy, loud, tawdry; tacky, tasteless, vulgar; inartistic, unartistic; artless, clumsy, crude, graceless, inelegant, rude; uncouth, uncultured, unrefined; disgusting, gross, obscene, repugnant, repulsive, ugly; disagreeable, jolting, unpleasant, unpleasing; blaring, clashing, discordant, disharmonious, dissonant, inharmonious, jangling, off-key, ragged, raspy, raucous, unmelodious, unmusical; bizarre, kinky, odd, outlandish, shockingNear Antonyms of grotesque artful, artistic; attractive, beautiful, becoming, comely; agreeable, appealing, felicitous, good, harmonious, harmonizing, pleasing, seemly; calming, comforting, soothing; softened, subdued; cultured, elegant, graceful, gracious, polished, refined, tastefulAntonyms of grotesque aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical)

  2. 2 unpleasant to look at that bloody Halloween mask is grotesque Synonyms of grotesque ugly, hideous, homely, ill-favored, monstrous, unappealing, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly, vileWords Related to grotesque abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, gross, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; frumpish, frumpy, plain, unaesthetic, unbecoming, unshapelyNear Antonyms of grotesque shapely; imposing, impressive, prepossessingAntonyms of grotesque aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, lovely, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored

Synonym Discussion of grotesque

fantastic, bizarre, grotesque mean conceived, made, or carried out without adherence to truth or reality. fantastic may connote extravagance in conception or ingenuity of decorative invention.
    • dreamed up fantastic rumors
bizarre applies to the sensationally strange and implies violence of contrast or incongruity of combination.
    • a bizarre medieval castle in the heart of a modern city
grotesque may apply to what is conventionally ugly but artistically effective or it may connote ludicrous awkwardness or incongruity often with sinister or tragic overtones.
    • grotesque statues on the cathedral
    • though grieving, she made a grotesque attempt at a smile

grotesque

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grotesque

  1. a strange or horrible and often frightening creature a gallery of grotesques from some sicko horror movie Synonyms of grotesque monster, grotesquerie (also grotesquery), monstrosity, ogreWords Related to grotesque ogress; 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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