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The quality of being grotesque or macabre.

    1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, chapter II: She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact.
    2009 January 12, Steve Smith, “Worlds Apart: Harmonies Earthbound and Lunar”: The tone is brittle and morbid, emphasizing the eerie grotesquerie of Albert Giraud's poems.

(literature) A genre of literature that was popular in the early 20th century, and practiced by writers such as Ambrose Bierce and Fritz Leiber.


ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion

Synonyms for grotesquerie

grotesquery - grotesqueness

Example Sentences Including 'grotesquerie'

  • I reject the wedding industry's phallocentric fairy tale grotesquerie.
  • You ride on a wave of clichés so worn in fact, it actually approaches a level of grotesquerie.


Similar Words

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qualidade de grotesco

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grotesque grotesquerie

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