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grotesque

adjective uk   /ɡrəʊˈtesk/ us    /ɡroʊ-/
strange and unpleasant, especially in a silly or slightly frightening way: By now she'd had so much cosmetic surgery that she looked quite grotesque. Gothic churches are full of devils and grotesque figures.
grotesquely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
a grotesquely fat man My views were grotesquely (= extremely) misrepresented.

grotesque

noun [C] uk   /ɡrəʊˈtesk/ us    /ɡroʊ-/
a painting or other artistic work with an image of a person that is ugly or unpleasant as its subject: Spencer's grotesques are his best works.
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