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gro·tesque

 (grō-tĕsk′)
adj.
1. Characterized by ludicrous, repulsive, or incongruous distortion, as of appearance or manner. See Synonyms at ugly.
2. Outlandish or bizarre, as in character or appearance. See Synonyms at fantastic.
3. Of, relating to, or being the grotesque style in art or a work executed in this style.
n.
1. One that is grotesque.
2.
a. A style of painting, sculpture, and ornamentation in which natural forms and monstrous figures are intertwined in bizarre or fanciful combinations.
b. A work of art executed in this style.

[From French, a fanciful style of decorative art, from Italian grottesca, from feminine of grottesco, of a grotto, from grotta, grotto; see grotto.]

gro·tesque′ly adv.
gro·tesque′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.grotesquely - in a grotesque manner; "behind the house lay two nude figures grotesquely bald, with deliberate knife-slashes marking their bodies"
Translations
بِصورَة غَريبَه
groteskně
groteskt
fáránlega; kynlega
groteskne
acayip bir şekilde

grotesquely

[grəʊˈtesklɪ] ADVgrotescamente; [exaggerated] → bestialmente; [insensitive] → brutalmente
it was grotesquely unfairfue tremendamente injusto

grotesquely

[grəʊˈtɛskli] adv
[unnatural, unpleasant, exaggerated] → d'une manière grotesque
[ugly, deformed] → d'une manière grotesque

grotesquely

advauf groteske Art; swollen, deformedgrauenhaft; grotesquely exaggeratedbis ins Groteske übertrieben; the image in the mirror was grotesquely distorteddas Spiegelbild war so verzerrt, dass es schon grotesk war

grotesquely

[grəʊˈtɛsklɪ] advgrottescamente

grotesque

(grəˈtesk) adjective
very strange-looking. a grotesque figure.
groˈtesquely adverb
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to see his fellow-creatures grotesquely, and he was angry with them because they were grotesque; life was a confusion of ridiculous, sordid happenings, a fit subject for laughter, and yet it made him sorrowful to laugh.
Ellen brought him one of her dust-caps, and went into contortions of mirth, which she found it impossible to control, when she saw him put it on before the mirror as grotesquely as he could.
She wondered if the culture and refinement she had seen imitated, perhaps grotesquely, by the heroine on the stage, could be acquired by a girl who lived in a tenement house and worked in a shirt factory.
He had just time to perceive this at a glance, before his attention was diverted to himself and his own sensations, by a grotesquely disagreeable occurrence which took him completely by surprise.
I sometimes thought that he hated even himself, so grotesquely had life dealt with him, and so monstrously.
At one corner of the meeting-house was the pillory, and at the other the stocks; and, by a singular good fortune for our sketch, the head of an Episcopalian and suspected Catholic was grotesquely incased in the former machine while a fellow-criminal, who had boisterously quaffed a health to the king, was confined by the legs in the latter.
Other boys saw it and began to laugh; then they all copied the first; and they ran round Philip, limping grotesquely, screaming in their treble voices with shrill laughter.
Big fellows they were, all of them, their barbaric headdresses and grotesquely painted faces, together with their many metal ornaments and gorgeously coloured feathers, adding to their wild, fierce appearance.
On either side were rude gods, some grotesquely carved, others no more than shapeless logs swathed in rotten and indescribably filthy matting.
He rather enjoyed seeing his own prejudice against women grotesquely reflected in this flighty stranger's prejudice against men.
Van Brandt had some sordid interest of his own to serve in writing this grotesquely impudent composition, and that the unhappy woman who bore his name was heartily ashamed of the proceeding on which he had ventured, were conclusions easily drawn after reading the two letters.
The young man lifted it, placed it over the frowsy face and moved one of the grotesquely relaxed limbs into a more comfortable position.