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MONSTROSITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monstrosity mean? 

MONSTROSITY (noun)
  The noun MONSTROSITY has 2 senses:

1. a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
2. something hideous or frightful

  Familiarity information: MONSTROSITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONSTROSITY (noun)


Sense 1monstrosity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

freak; lusus naturae; monstrosity; monster

Hypernyms ("monstrosity" is a kind of...):

mutant; mutation; sport; variation ((biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monstrosity"):

leviathan (the largest or most massive thing of its kind)


Sense 2monstrosity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something hideous or frightful

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity

Hypernyms ("monstrosity" is a kind of...):

malformation; miscreation (something abnormal or anomalous)


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