What is the meaning of monstrous?


  • Abnormally large.
  • Shockingly brutal or cruel.
    • usage: "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
  • Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous.
    • usage: "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
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