A grostesque suggestion of sensuousness

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HyperHanabi

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Bangkok - Thai
From novel "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?".


Del Flagg straightened, wiping her hands across the skirt of her faded house dress, drawing them slowly and with a grotesque suggestion of sensuousness across her age-widened hips and up to her waist.

Del Flagg is an old woman. I don't understand the phrase "a grotesque suggestion of sensuousness".
 
  • suzi br

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    English / England
    She’s using her hands to draw attention to her body in a sensuous way but the writer describes this as grotesque: not achieving the effect Del Flagg is (presumably) aiming for. She looks unattractive, not seductive.
     

    HyperHanabi

    Senior Member
    Bangkok - Thai
    Thanks suzi br.

    I didn't see it coming in this way. Is there any different between sensuous and sensual?
     
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