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What is another word for grotesque?

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Adjective
Deformed or distorted to a degree that is repulsive or ugly
“His backbone was arched into a grotesque hump and his left leg was crooked.”
Adjective
Repulsively or frighteningly ugly or unattractive
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“Aragorn was fighting a large grotesque orc who had obviously seen many battles.”
Adjective
Unpleasantly rough or jarring to see or look at
“In Hugo's work, the irregular surface of Notre-Dame is encrusted with grotesque sculpture of which the principal human representative in the text is the hideous but powerfully dynamic Quasimodo.”
Adjective
Bizarre or unnatural, typically in a way that is unsettling or repulsive
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“At the same time, Benjamin's positive appraisal of Jean Paul as a pedagogue is tempered by an important distinction between grotesque imagination and romantic irony.”
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Disgusting or repulsive to the senses
“All of this is nasty and grotesque and nightmare-inducing and not to be borne.”
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Inspiring terror or fear, typically from being revolting, repulsive or bizarre
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“With yet thirty feet to close, the grotesque beast launched into the air for a chilling, powerful lunge at the invaders.”
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Incongruous, inappropriate or absurd to a shocking degree
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“In those days, no one in northern Minnesota thought of airconditioning a church as anything but a grotesque luxury, suitable only for Episcopalians.”
Adjective
Severely lacking in harmony or congruence, especially aesthetically
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(of a person or their actions) Characterized by abnormal and morally unacceptable practices or tendencies
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Provoking laughter through being ludicrous
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Highly ornate and extravagant in style
Noun
A strange, horrible, and often frightening sight or monster
“The comic grotesque, the source of laughter, is thus linked to that which is simultaneously attractive, the funny and humorous representations of the body, and the repulsive, appalling images of the body suffering pain.”
Noun
A person, animal, or plant with an unusual physical abnormality
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