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mon·strous

 (mŏn′strəs)
adj.
1.
a. Shockingly hideous or frightful in appearance.
b. Of or resembling a fabulous monster.
2. Exceptionally large; enormous: a monstrous tidal wave.
3. Extremely immoral or cruel: a monstrous dictator; monstrous behavior.
4. Archaic Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.

[Middle English, from Old French monstruos, from Latin mōnstruōsus, from mōnstrum, portent, monster; see monster.]

mon′strous·ly adv.
mon′strous·ness n.

monstrous

(ˈmɒnstrəs)
adj
1. abnormal, hideous, or unnatural in size, character, etc
2. (Biology) (of plants and animals) abnormal in structure
3. outrageous, atrocious, or shocking: it is monstrous how badly he is treated.
4. huge: a monstrous fire.
5. of, relating to, or resembling a monster
ˈmonstrously adv
ˈmonstrousness n

mon•strous

(ˈmɒn strəs)

adj.
1. frightful, esp. in appearance; extremely ugly.
2. shocking or revolting; outrageous: monstrous cruelty.
3. extraordinarily great; immense: a monstrous building.
4. having the nature or appearance of a fabulous monster.
adv.
5. Chiefly Dial. extremely; very.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin mōnstrōsus. See monster, -ous]
mon′strous•ly, adv.
mon′strous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monstrous - abnormally large
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.monstrous - shockingly brutal or cruelmonstrous - 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"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
3.monstrous - distorted and unnatural in shape or sizemonstrous - 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"
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"

monstrous

adjective
2. huge, giant, massive, great, towering, vast, enormous, tremendous, immense, titanic, gigantic, mammoth, colossal, stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) They were erecting a monstrous edifice.
huge little, small, minute, tiny, slight, miniature, insignificant, meagre, diminutive, puny

monstrous

adjective
Translations
شَنيع، مُخيف، فَظيعهائِل
monstrózníohavný
forfærdeliguhyrlig
groteskihirveähirvittäväsuunnatonvaltava
nagy: éktelen nagy
andstyggilegurvanskapaîur; risastór
monštruózny
grozenpošasten
canavar gibikorkunç

monstrous

[ˈmɒnstrəs] ADJ
1. (= huge) → enorme, gigantesco
2. (= dreadful) → monstruoso
it is monstrous thates una verdadera vergüenza or un auténtico escándalo que + subjun

monstrous

[ˈmɒnstrəs] adj
(= huge) → gigantesque
(= atrocious) → monstrueux/euse

monstrous

adj
(= huge)ungeheuer (groß), riesig
(= shocking, horrible)abscheulich; crime, thought, colourgrässlich, abscheulich; suggestionungeheuerlich; it’s monstrous that …es ist einfach ungeheuerlich or schändlich, dass …

monstrous

[ˈmɒnstrəs] adj (huge) → colossale, enorme; (dreadful) → mostruoso/a
it is monstrous that ... → è scandaloso or pazzesco che... + sub

monster

(ˈmonstə) noun
1. (also adjective) (something) of unusual size, form or appearance. a monster tomato.
2. a huge and/or horrible creature. prehistoric monsters.
3. a very evil person. The man must be a monster to treat his children so badly!
ˈmonstrous adjective
1. huge and often unpleasant.
2. shocking. a monstrous lie.
ˈmonstrously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Davis, with a monstrous nose and a hump, and the words, `Young ladies, my eye is upon you
To her the thought of giving to another what she still felt could belong only to Ned seemed monstrous.
No tale was too gross or monstrous for his capacious swallow.
We met, after I had brought home little Miles, more intimately than ever on the ground of my stupefaction, my general emotion: so monstrous was I then ready to pronounce it that such a child as had now been revealed to me should be under an interdict.
The opposite wall of this entry was hung all over with a heathenish array of monstrous clubs and spears.
What other marvels might have been rummaged out of this monstrous cabinet there is no telling.
Done," said the salesman; "and you may depend upon it there's a monstrous deal of quality in that horse, and if you want him for cab work he's a bargain.
Some were white hogs, some were black; some were brown, some were spotted; some were old, some young; some were long and lean, some were monstrous.
My view of Christianity is such," he added, "that I think no man can consistently profess it without throwing the whole weight of his being against this monstrous system of injustice that lies at the foundation of all our society; and, if need be, sacrificing himself in the battle.
They dig, they hoe, they reap, they sow, they bear monstrous burdens on their backs, they shove similar ones long distances on wheelbarrows, they drag the cart when there is no dog or lean cow to drag it--and when there is, they assist the dog or cow.
Jim was monstrous proud about it, and he got so he wouldn't hardly notice the other niggers.
Now, Palmer, you shall see a monstrous pretty girl.