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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 eyesore, horror, carbuncle, blot on the landscape Most of the older buildings had been replaced by monstrosities.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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References in classic literature ?
Hilaire's experiments show that unnatural treatment of the embryo causes monstrosities; and monstrosities cannot be separated by any clear line of distinction from mere variations.
In monstrosities, the correlations between quite distinct parts are very curious; and many instances are given in Isidore Geoffroy St.
Presently the leader of the plant men charged the little party, and his method of attack was as remarkable as it was effective, and by its very strangeness was the more potent, since in the science of the green warriors there was no defence for this singular manner of attack, the like of which it soon was evident to me they were as unfamiliar with as they were with the monstrosities which confronted them.
The population of the island, Montgomery informed me, now numbered rather more than sixty of these strange creations of Moreau's art, not counting the smaller monstrosities which lived in the undergrowth and were without human form.
"The governor being gained, the two prisoners escape; once clear of the fangs of the law, they will call together the enemies of Colbert, and prove to the king that his young justice, like all other monstrosities, is not infallible."
And no one could have helped hating such miserable monstrosities.
"Well, sir, you have in your establishment, or in your family, perhaps, one of the frightful monstrosities of which each century produces only one.
His audacities of phrase struck him as grotesque, his felicities of expression were monstrosities, and everything was absurd, unreal, and impossible.
Soiled waiters ran to and fro, swooping down like hawks on the unwary in the throng; clattering along the aisles with trays covered with glasses; stumbling over women's skirts and charging two prices for everything but beer, all with a swiftness that blurred the view of the cocoanut palms and dusty monstrosities painted upon the walls of the room.
Her monstrosities in the way of cattle would have taken prizes at an agricultural fair, and the perilous pitching of her vessels would have produced seasickness in the most nautical observer, if the utter disregard to all known rules of shipbuilding and rigging had not convulsed him with laughter at the first glance.
Young ladies take their notions of our sex from the novels written by their own, and compared with the monstrosities that masquerade for men in the pages of that nightmare literature, Pythagoras' plucked bird and Frankenstein's demon were fair average specimens of humanity.
You have been given a beautiful historic city and seem hellbent on destroying it with blocks of student accommodation everywhere and monstrosities like this screen.