monstrous


monstrous
monstrous [adj1] unnatural, shocking aberrant, abnormal, atrocious, cruel, desperate, devilish, diabolical, disgraceful, dreadful, egregious, evil, fiendish, flagitious, foul, freakish, frightful, grotesque, gruesome, heinous, hellish, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrifying, infamous, inhuman, intolerable, loathsome, macabre, miscreated, morbid, obscene, odious, ominous, outrageous, preposterous, rank, satanic, scandalous, teratoid, terrible, uncanny, unusual, vicious, villainous; concepts 537,564,582 —Ant. average, common, expected, natural, ordinary, standard monstrous [adj2] very large colossal, cracking, elephantine, enormous, fantastic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grandiose, great, huge, immense, impressive, magnificent, mammoth, massive, monumental, prodigious, stupendous, titanic, towering, tremendous, vast, whopping; concepts 773,781 —Ant. little, miniature, small, tiny

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  • Monstrous — Mon strous, a. [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See {Monster}.] 1. Marvelous; strange. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monstrous — 1 Monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous, monumental are comparable especially in their extended more or less hyperbolical senses in which they mean astonishingly impressive. Monstrous commonly applies to something abnormal, usually in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Monstrous — Mon strous, adv. Exceedingly; very; very much. A monstrous thick oil on the top. Bacon. [1913 Webster] And will be monstrous witty on the poor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monstrous — (adj.) mid 15c., unnatural, deviating from the natural order, hideous, from M.Fr. monstrueux, from L. monstruosus strange, unnatural, monstrous, from monstrum (see MONSTER (Cf. monster)). Meaning enormous is from c.1500; that of outrageously… …   Etymology dictionary

  • monstrous — index arrant (onerous), bad (offensive), delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), diabolic, flagrant, gross ( …   Law dictionary

  • monstrous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very large and ugly or frightening. 2) outrageously evil or wrong. DERIVATIVES monstrously adverb monstrousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • monstrous — [män′strəs] adj. [LME < OFr monstreux < L monstrosus < monstrum: see MONSTER] 1. abnormally or prodigiously large; huge; enormous 2. very unnatural or abnormal in shape, type, or character 3. having the character or appearance of a… …   English World dictionary

  • monstrous — adj. 1) monstrous to + inf. (it is monstrous to preach hatred) 2) monstrous that + clause (it s monstrous that innocent children throughout the world go hungry) * * * [ mɒnstrəs] monstrous to + inf. (it is monstrous to preach hatred) monstrous… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • monstrous — [[t]mɒ̱nstrəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a situation or event as monstrous, you mean that it is extremely shocking or unfair. She endured the monstrous behaviour for years... I just hope the people who committed this monstrous… …   English dictionary


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