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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.
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Adv.1.monstrously - in a hideous manner; "her face was hideously disfigured after the accident"
2.monstrously - in a terribly evil manner; "the child was heinously murdered"
3.monstrously - in a grotesque manner; "behind the house lay two nude figures grotesquely bald, with deliberate knife-slashes marking their bodies"
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[ˈmɒnstrəslɪ] ADVenormemente
monstrously unfairterriblemente injusto
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[ˈmɒnstrəslɪ] advmostruosamente
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(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
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There is a class of men in Bristol monstrously prejudiced against Blandly.
It must seem monstrously cruel of me, but I was now quite light-hearted again.
(Indeed one cannot refuse to suppose that, if only from the one consideration, that, if man is stupid, then who is wise?) But if he is not stupid, he is monstrously ungrateful!
I sometimes thought that he hated even himself, so grotesquely had life dealt with him, and so monstrously. At such moments a great sympathy welled up within me, and I felt shame that I had ever joyed in his discomfiture or pain.
Amy, has it never struck you that somebody is monstrously polite to Mrs General?'
Skipper was unheeding of Jerry because of the fever that wrenched his flesh and chilled his bones, that made his head seem to swell monstrously, that glazed the world to his swimming eyes and made him walk feebly and totteringly like a drunken man or a man very aged.
Many a private chair, too, inclosing some fine lady, monstrously hooped and furbelowed, and preceded by running-footmen bearing flambeaux--for which extinguishers are yet suspended before the doors of a few houses of the better sort--made the way gay and light as it danced along, and darker and more dismal when it had passed.
He also acquainted them with the precise amount of the income guaranteed by the Duke of Thigsberry to Violetta Stetta of the Italian Opera, which it appeared was payable quarterly, and not half-yearly, as the public had been given to understand, and which was EXclusive, and not INclusive (as had been monstrously stated,) of jewellery, perfumery, hair-powder for five footmen, and two daily changes of kid-gloves for a page.
It was really the hotel we were after, monstrously magnified by the fog, but we took it for the face of a precipice, and decided not to try to claw up it.
They were twin whirlwinds of hatred, revolving about each other monstrously. The time passed, and the two hostile gangs became very quiet.
"Five-and-twenty guineas was monstrously dear for that little piano.
There could have been no such Revolution, if all laws, forms, and ceremonies, had not first been so monstrously abused, that the suicidal vengeance of the Revolution was to scatter them all to the winds.