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Synonyms for grotesque
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grotesque

    That is fanciful which is dictated or suggested by fancy independently of more serious considerations; the fantastic is the fanciful with the added elements of whimsicalness and extravagance. The fanciful swings away from the real or the ordinary lightly and pleasantly, the fantastic extravagantly, the grotesque ridiculously. A fanciful arrangement of objects is commonly pleasing, a fantastic arrangement is striking, a grotesque arrangement is laughable. A fanciful theory or suggestion may be clearly recognized as such; a visionary scheme is erroneously supposed to have a basis in fact. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    chimerical, fanciful, fantastic, imaginative, visionary

    Antonyms:
    accurate, calculable, calculated, commonplace, literal, ordinary, prosaic, real, reasonable, regular, sensible, solid, sound, sure, true

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grotesque

    Synonyms:
    whimsical, quaint, old, burlesque, archaic, caricatured, distorted

    Antonyms:
    classic, chaste, fina, fashionable, graceful, severe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grotesqueadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    beautiful, familiar

  2. grotesque, monstrousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    flagitious, antic, fantastic, monstrous, fantastical, atrocious, grievous

    Antonyms:
    beautiful, familiar

  3. antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesqueadjective

    ludicrously odd

    "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"

    Synonyms:
    wondrous, tremendous, terrific, antic, howling(a), wonderful, marvellous, fantastic, wild, monstrous, marvelous, fantastical, rattling(a), grand

    Antonyms:
    familiar, beautiful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grotesqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    fantastic, fanciful, odd, whimsical, extravagant, unnatural, wild, strange, BIZARRE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grotesqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    fantastic, bizarre, outlandish, baroque, whimsical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grotesque":

    preposterous, ludicrous, ridiculous, farcical, bizarre, absurd, monstrous

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How to use grotesque in a sentence?

  1. George Takei:

    What we have is this endless cycle, the repetition of this kind of horror, injustice being inflicted on minority people, and we see it again today on our southern borders, but we've reached a new, grotesque low. We were together with our parents. Our families were intact. What we see today now is this incredible inhumanity of children being torn away from their parents.

  2. Rafi Eitan:

    Rafi Eitan told Fox News Leland Vittert. Eventually, the man admitted he was Adolf Eichmann. With more derring-do, Rafi Eitan and his fellow commandoes spirited Eichmann out of Argentina and brought him back to Israel where he was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. ANCIENT CLAY JAR FRAGMENT DEPICTING GROTESQUE DEITY DISCOVERED IN JERUSALEMS CITY OF DAVID At a reunion for those involved in Eichmanns capture and trial some years ago, Rafi Eitan recalled Eichmanns capturewith a twinkle in Rafi Eitan eye. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I was 51 years younger( then), but I am able and ready to do the same thing again.

  3. Steve Matteson:

    Swiss typographers gravitated to grotesque designs like Helvetica because of their suitability for grid-based typography.

  4. John White:

    You see a pretty grotesque example of misspending of taxpayer dollars.

  5. André Breton:

    To speak of God, to think of God, is in every respect to show what one is made of. I have always wagered against God and I regard the little that I have won in this world as simply the outcome of this bet. However paltry may have been the stake (my life) I am conscious of having won to the full. Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, vile, polluted and grotesque is summoned up for me in that one word: God!

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