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"grotesque" in American English

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grotesqueadjective

 us   /ɡroʊˈtesk/
strange and often ​frightening in ​appearance or ​character: Some deep-sea ​creatureslook really grotesque.
grotesquely
adverb  us   /ɡroʊˈtesk·li/
His ​face was grotesquely scarred.
(Definition of grotesque from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"grotesque" in British English

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grotesqueadjective

uk   /ɡrəʊˈtesk/  us   /ɡroʊ-/
grotesquely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
a grotesquely ​fat man My ​views were grotesquely (= ​extremely)misrepresented.

grotesquenoun [C]

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