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mon·stros·i·ty

 (mŏn-strŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. mon·stros·i·ties
1. One that is monstrous.
2. The quality or character of being monstrous.

[Middle English monstruosite, from Old French, from Late Latin mōnstrōsitās, from Latin mōnstruōsus, monstrous; see monstrous.]
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monstrosity

(mɒnˈstrɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. an outrageous or ugly person or thing; monster
2. the state or quality of being monstrous
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mon•stros•i•ty

(mɒnˈstrɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a monster or something monstrous.
2. the state or character of being monstrous.
[1545–55; < Late Latin; see monstrous, -ity]
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monstrosity

1. the state or quality of being monstrous.
2. a monster or monsterlike thing or person. — monstrous, adj.
See also: Monsters
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monstrosity - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformedmonstrosity - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
leviathan - the largest or most massive thing of its kind; "it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"
mutant, mutation, sport, variation - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
2.monstrosity - something hideous or frightful; "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"
miscreation, malformation - something abnormal or anomalous
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monstrosity

noun
1. eyesore, horror, carbuncle, blot on the landscape Most of the older buildings had been replaced by monstrosities.
2. freak, horror, monster, mutant, ogre, lusus naturae, miscreation, teratism The towering figure looked like some monstrosity from a sci-fi movie.
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monstrosity

noun
1. An unsightly object:
Informal: fright, sight, ugly.
2. A monstrous offense or evil:
3. A person or animal that is abnormally formed:
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Translations

monstrosity

[mɒnsˈtrɒsɪtɪ] Nmonstruosidad f
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monstrosity

[mɒnˈstrɒsɪti] n (= ugly thing) → monstruosité f
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monstrosity

n (= quality)Ungeheuerlichkeit f, → Monstrosität f; (= thing)Monstrosität f; (= cruel deed)Gräueltat f; it’s a monstrosity that …es ist unmenschlich or schändlich, dass …
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monstrosity

[mɒnsˈtrɒsɪtɪ] nmostruosità f inv
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