grotesque

grotesque [ groh-TESK ]
noun, adjective ]
MEANING :
1. (adj.) unnatural or outlandish appearance or behavior
2. (n.) characterized by extravagant, distorted and hideous shape and size
(n.) art that features fantastic and absurd human and animal figures intertwined with foliage, scrolls etc.
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
The burnt corpses looked grotesque in the bright morning sun.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
In an editorial, the tabloid newspaper, The Sun, said Gibbons' jailing was a "grotesque insult to Islam" and called Gibbons "an innocent abroad."

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