View definitions for grotesque


Discover More

Example Sentences

While that imagery is grotesque, such skin-related fretting is commonplace among QAnon followers.

From Ozy

It would fit conventional wisdom to fault Nixon for the grotesque policy mistakes of the ongoing war on drugs.

With films that look like works of art — some grotesque, others gentle — Szumowska made her English debut with the 2019 horror film, The Other Lamb, about life in a cult.

From Ozy

In the opening of this novel, which is set in 1991, a grotesque personal tragedy has caused Anna to take to the road, abandoning her job, her husband and baby son.

That dignity resides in the miserable daily onslaught of unexpected maladies and misfortunes, some of which boggle the mind in their grotesque improbability but all of which must be ignored instantly and totally.

Grotesque profiteering aside, life release ceremonies can devastate the eco-system.

Why is the sight—or mere thought—of other adults having sex thought of as grotesque, bad, or forbidden in the year 2014?

Except in cases with the highest body count, or the most grotesque cruelty, white victims were the only ones that mattered.

At least Jake Gyllenhaal shaved off his grotesque face scarf this year.

The killing of aid worker David Haines is another grotesque spectacle by a group determined to outrage the West.

The costumes were exceedingly grotesque and suggestive of the New rather than of the Old World.

Above, great standard electric lamps shed their white glare upon the eddying throng casting a myriad of grotesque shadows.

The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.

The educated world repeated to itself these grotesque fallacies till it lost sight of plain and simple truths.

He found himself trying to frame the words, but they broke into incoherent prayers, still to the same grotesque tune.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grotesque, such as: absurd, bizarre, eerie, fanciful, fantastic, and ludicrous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.