What is another word for grotesqueness?

54 synonyms found


[ ɡɹə͡ʊtˈɛsknəs], [ ɡɹə‍ʊtˈɛsknəs], [ ɡ_ɹ_əʊ_t_ˈɛ_s_k_n_ə_s]

Grotesqueness is a term used to describe something that is strange, bizarre, or even monstrous in appearance or behavior. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe this quality including grotesque, macabre, eerie, spooky, weird, freakish, and uncanny. Each of these terms carries a slightly different connotation depending on the context in which they are used. For example, eerie and spooky are more often used to describe something that is unsettling or unnerving, while macabre and grotesque suggest something more morbid or even shocking. Ultimately, the word you choose to describe grotesqueness will depend on the specific nuances of the situation you are trying to convey.

What are the hypernyms for Grotesqueness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Grotesqueness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for grotesqueness (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for grotesqueness?

The antonyms for the word "grotesqueness" include elegance, gracefulness, beauty, attractiveness, and symmetry. These words connote the opposite of grotesque, which is commonly associated with deformities, oddities, or monstrousness. Instead, antonyms for grotesqueness are qualities that suggest refinement, poise, symmetry, and charm, bringing to mind images of well-proportioned objects, stunning artwork, or attractive people. These terms depict beauty and harmony, while grotesqueness conveys disorder and chaos. Hence, the opposite of grotesqueness is the epitome of aesthetics and perfection, reflecting order and balance in form, structure, and texture.

Usage examples for Grotesqueness

March felt all the grotesqueness, the hopeless absurdity of Dryfoos's endeavor at atonement in these vain obsequies to the man for whom he believed his son to have died; but the effort had its magnanimity, its pathos, and there was a poetry that appealed to him in the reconciliation through death of men, of ideas, of conditions, that could only have gone warring on in life.
"A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth"
William Dean Howells
Her features were of jetty black, of that intense ugliness rarely seen in youth, at all events but in the negro race; and although she was scarcely more than three feet high, her head was as large as that of a full-grown person, with round shining eyes, a good-natured, contented smile ever playing round her full ruddy lips, which disclosed a full proportion of immense pearly teeth, the grotesqueness of her features increased, evidently by design, by a costly costume of every hue: her hair, too, according to the fashion, being dressed in a high peak, was decorated also with ribbons of the most glaring colours.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
He sometimes thought, with a sense of the grotesqueness of human affairs, how strange it was that things had not arranged themselves so that Jack had not been Jacqueline's victim, and himself Judith's.
Molly Elliot Seawell

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