grotesquerie grotesquerie


  • (n) ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion



  1. IN a world that thought itself accustomed to horror, it was yet another notch on an ever-rising scale of grotesquerie.
  2. But Lewis may strike it rich with his latest gourmet grotesquerie: lollipops flavored with jalapeo peppers.
  3. A true '80s entrepreneur, Smith built on the work of such fond scholars of grotesquerie as Kenneth Anger, Elliott Stein and John Waters, but with all Los Angeles as his theme park.


  • Film Review: Dom Hemingway

    Dom Hemingway  | B Moments after the  lights go down and the projector light hits the screen, it becomes obvious why the once-beautiful Jude Law jumped at the chance to gain weight and play the comic grotesquerie that is  Dom Hemingway .  Things kick off in a tight shot of Dom’s mutton-chopped visage as he launches into a profane Shakespearean soliloquy to his cock. Frothing with masculine pride ...
    on April 17, 2014     Source: Detroit Metro Times

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  • "My comics have a certain detailed obsession about getting a certain type of human grotesquerie on paper," Mr. Clowes said at the Sundance Film Festival in January, a drowsy Mr. Zwigoff at his side. "I think Terry has that on film to some...
    on May 11, 2006 By: Daniel Clowes Source: WFAA

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