Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grotesque

1 sense of grotesque

Sense 1
grotesque -- (art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants)
       => art, fine art -- (the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art")

Antonyms of adj grotesque

2 senses of grotesque

Sense 1
grotesque, monstrous -- (distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes")

INDIRECT (VIA ugly) -> beautiful -- (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party")

Sense 2
antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque -- (ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror")

INDIRECT (VIA strange) -> familiar -- (within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange; "familiar ordinary objects found in every home"; "a familiar everyday scene"; "a familiar excuse"; "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences")

Similarity of adj grotesque

2 senses of grotesque

Sense 1
grotesque, monstrous -- (distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes")
       => ugly (vs. beautiful) -- (displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture")

Sense 2
antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque -- (ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror")
       => strange (vs. familiar), unusual -- (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has")

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