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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous;
- Example: "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"
- Example: "twisted into monstrous shapes"
[syn: grotesque, monstrous]

2. ludicrously odd;
- Example: "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"
- Example: "fantastic Halloween costumes"
- Example: "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
[syn: antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grotesque \Gro*tesque"\ (gr[-o]*t[e^]sk"), a. [F., fr. It. grottesco, fr. grotta grotto. See Grotto.] 1. Like the figures found in ancient grottoes; grottolike. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Wildly or strangely formed; whimsical; extravagant; of irregular forms and proportions; fantastic; ludicrous; antic. "Grotesque design." --Dryden. "Grotesque incidents." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grotesque \Gro*tesque\, n. 1. A whimsical figure, or scene, such as is found in old crypts and grottoes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Artificial grotto-work. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grotesque adj 1: distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes" [syn: grotesque, monstrous] 2: ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror" [syn: antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque] n 1: art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "grotesque": Gothic, aberrant, abnormal, absurd, anomalous, antic, art object, bandy, bandy-legged, baroque, beyond belief, bizarre, blemished, bloated, bowlegged, brain-born, brainchild, bric-a-brac, cacogenic, classic, club-footed, cockamamie, comic, comical, composition, crazy, creation, curious, defaced, deformed, design, disfigured, distorted, dream-built, droll, dwarfed, eerie, extravagant, extreme, fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasque, fantastic, flamboyant, flatfooted, florid, foolish, freak, freakish, gargoylish, gnarled, gruesome, high-flown, ill-made, ill-proportioned, ill-shaped, incongruous, incredible, kitsch, knock-kneed, laughable, ludicrous, maggoty, malformed, marred, master, masterpiece, masterwork, misbegotten, misproportioned, misshapen, mobile, monstrous, museum piece, mutilated, nonsensical, notional, nude, odd, offbeat, old master, out of shape, outlandish, outrageous, outre, pasticcio, pastiche, peculiar, piece, piece of virtu, pigeon-toed, poppycockish, preposterous, pug-nosed, queer, rachitic, rickety, ridiculous, rococo, shapeless, simous, snub-nosed, stabile, statue, still life, strange, study, stumpy, swaybacked, talipedic, teratic, teratogenic, teratoid, truncated, twisted, uncanny, unshapely, virtu, weird, whimsical, wild, work, work of art