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Definitions for monstrosity
mɒnˈstrɒs ɪ timon·stros·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturaenoun

    a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

  2. monstrositynoun

    something hideous or frightful

    "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"


  1. monstrositynoun

    A plant or animal showing abnormal development or deformity.

  2. monstrositynoun

    A monstrous thing, person or act.

  3. monstrositynoun

    The state of being monstrous.

  4. Etymology: From monstrositas, from monstrosus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Monstrosity, Monstruositynoun

    The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of the universe. Monstrosity is more analogous.

    Etymology: from monstrous.

    This is the monstruosity in love, that the will is infinite, and the execution confin’d. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressida.

    Such a tacit league is against such routs and shoals of people, as have utterly degenerated from nature, as have in their very body and frame of estate a monstrosity. Francis Bacon.

    We read of monstrous births, but we often see a greater monstrosity in educations: thus, when a father has begot a man, he trains him up into a beast. Robert South, Sermons.

    By the same law monstrosity could not incapacitate from marriage, witness the case of hermaphrodites. Scriblerus Club .


  1. monstrosity

    A monstrosity typically refers to something that is shockingly ugly, sinister, or unnatural, often on a large scale. It can also refer to an act or situation that is particularly horrific or cruel. The term originates from the Latin term 'monstrum' meaning abnormal or supernatural but can also denote an incongruity or significant divergence from a norm or standard. The term is often used figuratively to describe non-physical entities that are considered intensely negative or problematic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monstrositynoun

    the state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of nature; that which is monstrous; a monster

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. monstruosit. See Monstrous.]


  1. Monstrosity

    Monstrosity is an American death metal band originating from Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the death metal scene of the early 1990s. Vocalist, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and drummer, Lee Harrison, were the founders of Monstrosity. Harrison had just left the band Malevolent Creation and George Fisher gave up a band in his hometown of Maryland and came to Florida in 1991. Jon Rubin who had played guitar in Malevolent Creation also joined to form Monstrosity. Mark Van Erp played bass, in the band Cynic and he left Cynic to join Monstrosity. The four members of Monstrosity signed with Nuclear Blast Germany. Jason Goble who was a member of Cynic helped Monstrosity record Imperial Doom when they entered the recording studio. He was never a member of Monstrosity. The album was released in 1992 by Nuclear Blast. Monstrosity toured Europe in support of the band Pestilence for this album. After a number of problems with the label, Lee Harrison formed his own music label, Conquest Music in 1996. Now signed to Conquest Music, The band entered the studio again to record Millennium. Jon Rubin, guitar player, was replaced by Jason Morgan and Mark Van Erp, bass player, was replaced by Kelly Conlon. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher performed the vocals and Lee Harrison was on drums. The album was licensed to Nuclear Blast Germany in 1996 for Europe and later re-released in 2002 by Hammerheart Records, Netherlands. for Europe. After completing the recording of the album Millennium, Fisher joined Cannibal Corpse. Jason Avery replaced Fisher on vocals.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. monstrosity

    1. n. A ridiculously elephantine program or system, esp. one that is buggy or only marginally functional. 2. adj. The quality of being monstrous (see the section called “Overgeneralization” in the discussion of jargonification). See also baroque.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstrosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstrosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of monstrosity in a Sentence

  1. Dusty Johnson:

    I think if reconciliation were to just die tomorrow and know we were able to put that monstrosity to bed, I think you would see somewhere between 50 and 100 Republican votes on infrastructure.

  2. Tina Wilson:

    We do feel as an organization and as a Orange County community that someone is negligent concerning Tyre Sampson's death, please, take your structure down replace it with something more kid friendly, something that memorializes him in a brighter light. Because right now, that monstrosity, as it's known now, is not just an eye sore, it's a heart sore.

  3. Sonequa Martin-Green:

    There's gonna be all the twists and turns you would expect and twists and turns you did not expect, the finale is probably the most jam-packed episode there's ever been. Things are packed into it like sardines. All of the life is squeezed in there. They lengthened it to 90 minutes because there's just so much. It's a supersized monstrosity.

  4. Lauren Salzman:

    As I built a world, it was only after that I was able to look back at the world I was in and realized the monstrosity that it had been.

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