from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of being grotesque; grotesqueness.
  • noun Something grotesque.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An embodiment or expression of grotesqueness; grotesque conduct or speech; a grotesque action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Grotesque action, speech, or manners; grotesque doings; ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which is grotesque in nature or style.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion


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