How grotesque that the anti-abortion movement is using his crimes as a pretext to make those cracks even wider.
The story is too dark, the plot too twisted, and the main character far too grotesque.
Page says oftentimes networks will tell production companies, “We want outrageous but not grotesque,” she says.
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton—A nightmare all right: lurid, screwball, and grotesque.
Yes, the grotesque pamper-athon of excess that is the run-up to the Academy Awards is under way.
Mr. O'Carroll, without answering by voice, gave a grotesque sort of signal between a wink and a beckon.
The outrage on the Warden was not so grotesque, but the effect was the same.
Tibbitts dancing furiously with a lady in silken attire, and striving in vain to do the high, grotesque dancing of the Parisian.
And all waited on what the grotesque, bloated figure they watched might reveal.
Her appearance at first borders on the grotesque, but is presently seen to be nearer the august.
c.1600s, originally a noun (1560s), from Middle French crotesque (16c., Modern French grotesque), from Italian grottesco, literally "of a cave," from grotta (see grotto). The usual explanation is that the word first was used of paintings found on the walls of basements of Roman ruins (Italian pittura grottesca), which OED finds "intrinsically plausible." Originally "fanciful, fantastic," sense became pejorative after mid-18c. Related: Grotesquely; grotesqueness.