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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   us   /-li/
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.
Translations of “grotesque”
in Arabic غَريب, مُتَنافِر…
in Korean 괴상한…
in Malaysian aneh…
in French grotesque…
in Turkish biçimsiz, tuhaf, şekilsiz…
in Italian grottesco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怪誕的,荒謬的, 奇形怪狀的, 醜陋的…
in Russian гротескный…
in Polish groteskowy…
in Vietnamese lố bịch…
in Spanish grotesco…
in Portuguese grotesco…
in Thai แปลกประหลาด…
in German grotesk…
in Catalan grotesc…
in Japanese グロテスクな, 異様な…
in Indonesian aneh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怪诞的,荒谬的, 奇形怪状的, 丑陋的…
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