What does monstrous mean?

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ˈmɒn strəsmon·strous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monstrous(adj)

    abnormally large

  2. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous(adj)

    shockingly brutal or cruel

    "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"

  3. grotesque, monstrous(adj)

    distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous

    "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"

Wiktionary

  1. monstrous(Adjective)

    hideous or frightful

  2. monstrous(Adjective)

    enormously large

  3. monstrous(Adjective)

    freakish or grotesque

  4. monstrous(Adjective)

    of, or relating to a mythical monster

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monstrous(adj)

    marvelous; strange

    Etymology: [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See Monster.]

  2. Monstrous(adj)

    having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth

    Etymology: [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See Monster.]

  3. Monstrous(adj)

    extraordinary in a way to excite wonder, dislike, apprehension, etc.; -- said of size, appearance, color, sound, etc.; as, a monstrous height; a monstrous ox; a monstrous story

    Etymology: [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See Monster.]

  4. Monstrous(adj)

    extraordinary on account of ugliness, viciousness, or wickedness; hateful; horrible; dreadful

    Etymology: [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See Monster.]

  5. Monstrous(adj)

    abounding in monsters

    Etymology: [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See Monster.]

  6. Monstrous(adverb)

    exceedingly; very; very much

    Etymology: [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See Monster.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monstrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of monstrous in a Sentence

  1. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  2. James Scott:

    Nietzsche said that All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Right now there is a renaissance, an awakening, we are breaking the narrative illusion, the mask, that eats away at the face.

  3. Wyndham Lewis:

    With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping homeliness entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all sentiment is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called the Public, the family as it is, broken up on all hands by the agency of feminist and economic propaganda, reconstitutes itself in the image of the state.

  4. Andrea Dworkin:

    The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.

  5. Richard Bernstein:

    People have been too quick to call the bottom in rates. The deflation forces around the world are monstrous.

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