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Definition of grotesque adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1strange in a way that is unpleasant or offensive a grotesque distortion of the truth The story was too grotesque to believe. It's grotesque to expect a person of her experience to work for so little money.
  2. 2extremely ugly in a strange way that is often frightening or amusing a grotesque figure tribal dancers wearing grotesque masks
  3. grotesquely
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    adverb He was a grotesquely inappropriate choice of speaker.
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