One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a grotesque creature with a flattened body and a squashed head’
malformed, deformed, misshapen, misproportioned, distorted, twisted, gnarled, mangled, mutilated
ugly, unsightly, monstrous, hideous
freakish, unnatural, abnormal, bizarre, outlandish, strange, odd, peculiar
fantastic, fanciful, whimsical
informal weird, freaky, fugly
British informal rum
NZ informal huckery
2‘stories of grotesque mismanagement and wasting of money’
outrageous, monstrous, shocking, astonishing, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, unbelievable, unthinkable, incredible
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