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GROTESQUE

Whatever is peculiar, fantastic, or extravagant. In art it is the idealized ugly, as in some of the animal and human forms reproduced by Raphael in the Vatican.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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