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grotesque

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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

Synonyms and Antonyms of grotesque

a strange or horrible and often frightening creature
  • a gallery of grotesques from some horror movie
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