grotesquery
grotesquery gro*tesqu"er*y, n. [Written also {grotesquerie}.] [From {Grotesque}.] Grotesque action, speech, or manners; grotesque doings; ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion. ``The sustained grotesquery of Feather-top.'' --K. L. Bates.

Syn: grotesqueness. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

Vileness, on the other hand, becomes grotesquerie, wonderfully converted into a subject of laughter. --George Gissing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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