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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monstrous mean? 

MONSTROUS (adjective)
  The adjective MONSTROUS has 3 senses:

1. abnormally large
2. shockingly brutal or cruel
3. distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous

  Familiarity information: MONSTROUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

MONSTROUS (adjective)

Sense 1monstrous [BACK TO TOP]


Abnormally large


big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

Sense 2monstrous [BACK TO TOP]


Shockingly brutal or cruel


atrocious; flagitious; heinous; monstrous; grievous

Context examples:

murder is an atrocious crime / a grievous offense against morality / a grievous crime / no excess was too monstrous for them to commit


evil (morally bad or wrong)

Sense 3monstrous [BACK TO TOP]


Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous


grotesque; monstrous; unnatural

Context examples:

tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas / twisted into monstrous shapes


ugly (displeasing to the senses)

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