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ˈmɒn strəsmon·strous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monstrousadjective

    abnormally large

  2. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousadjective

    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, monstrousadjective

    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. monstrousadjective

    hideous or frightful

  2. monstrousadjective

    enormously large

  3. monstrousadjective

    freakish or grotesque

  4. monstrousadjective

    of, or relating to a mythical monster

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monstrousadjective

    marvelous; strange

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

  2. Monstrousadjective

    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. Monstrousadjective

    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. Monstrousadjective

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

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

  5. Monstrousadjective

    abounding in monsters

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

  6. Monstrousadverb

    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. 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.

  2. Rose McGowan:

    She, none of us, should endure what she endured. If they're doing it to her, what are they doing to constituents? What is he going to do to what he considers the little people? It's monstrous.

  3. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    Human trafficking is a monstrous and devastating crime that steals lives and degrades our nation, as a result of the FBI's outstanding coordination and exemplary efforts alongside state and local partners during Operation Cross Country, more children will sleep safely tonight, and more wrongdoers will face the judgment of our criminal justice system.

  4. Richard Bernstein:

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

  5. Matteo Salvini:

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

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