grotesquery

[groh-tes-kuh-ree]
noun, plural grotesqueries.
1.
grotesque character.
2.
something grotesque.
3.
grotesque ornamental work.
Also, grotesquerie.


Origin:
1555–65; < French grotesquerie. See grotesque, -ery

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grotesquery or grotesquerie (ɡrəʊˈtɛskərɪ)
 
n , pl -queries
1.  the state of being grotesque
2.  something that is grotesque, esp an object such as a sculpture
 
grotesquerie or grotesquerie
 
n

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At first, many reviewers were perplexed by the book's surrealism and grotesquery.
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