Monstrous meaning

mŏn'strəs
Very unnatural or abnormal in shape, type, or character.
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Abnormally or prodigiously large; huge; enormous.
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Having the character or appearance of a monster.
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Horrible; hideous; shocking.
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A monstrous height.

A monstrous ox.

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Hideously wrong or evil; atrocious.
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Very; extremely.
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Of, or relating to a mythical monster; full of monsters.
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The definition of monstrous is something horrible or evil, like a monster, or something that is extremely large.

A really really ugly dress is an example of a monstrous dress.

A person who is prone to bouts of violent temper and beating people up for no reason is an example of someone who is monstrous.

A 10,000 square foot mansion is an example of a monstrous house.

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Exceptionally large; enormous.

A monstrous tidal wave.

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Extremely immoral or cruel.

A monstrous dictator; monstrous behavior.

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Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.
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Origin of monstrous

  • Middle English from Old French monstruos from Latin mōnstruōsus from mōnstrum portent, monster monster
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French monstreux, from Latin mōnstrōsus. Compare monstruous.
    From Wiktionary