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Definition of Grotesque

Grotesque

  1. A whimsical figure, or scene, such as is found in old crypts and grottoes.
  2. Artificial grotto-work.

Grotesque Quotations

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
H. L. Mencken

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
Soren Kierkegaard

All your life, you live so close to truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye. And when something nudges it into outline, it is like being ambushed by a grotesque.
Tom Stoppard

I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
Dustin Hoffman

As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
Victor Hugo
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Grotesque Translations

grotesque in Dutch is grotesk, grillig, potsierlijk
grotesque in French is ubuesque
grotesque in German is fratzenhaft, grotesk
grotesque in Spanish is grotesco
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