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"


  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

  2. Monstrous(adj)

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

  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

  4. Monstrous(adj)

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

  5. Monstrous(adj)

    abounding in monsters

  6. Monstrous(adverb)

    exceedingly; very; very much

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


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    Monstrous is a 2009 Founder Institute graduate that recently released its first game, Entranced for the iPhone.

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  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. Matteo Salvini:

    This is the umpteenth, monstrous conflict of interest of this government.

  2. Shane Leslie:

    The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.

  3. Richard Bernstein:

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

  4. Isadora Duncan:

    It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I spoke with Prime Minister Ardern of New Zealand to express the sorrow of our entire nation following the monstrous terror attacks at two mosques.

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