What does the word grotesque mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Grotesquely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Grotesqueness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Ludicrously odd or extravagant; fantastic.

Usage examples for grotesque

  1. Strange, grotesque, and sad beyond measure were the scenes by which they were surrounded. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. " You know," he said in a curious, flat voice, which sounded like the tones of a partly stupified man, " this whole business is so grotesque- apparently so wildly absurd- that it's having a sort of nightmare effect on me." – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  3. The little friends presented a striking and grotesque contrast. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne