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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. Hannah Arendt:

    When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of happiness has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    I don't think it would be possible to witness uglier fanaticism than this, monstrous extremism than this, and I regret to say it is now present in our country.

  3. Douglas MacArthur:

    Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -­ kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor ­- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

  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. The Alliance of Doctors:

    Its monstrous. Putin is crazy. its just making a mockery of everything.

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