Monstrosity



[mon-stros-i-tee] /mɒnˈstrɒs ɪ ti/

noun, plural monstrosities.
1.
the state or character of being .
2.
a or something .
/mɒnˈstrɒsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
an outrageous or ugly person or thing; monster
2.
the state or quality of being monstrous
n.

1550s, “abnormality of growth,” from Late Latin monstrositas “strangeness,” from Latin monstrosus, a collateral form of monstruosus (cf. French monstruosité); see monster. Earlier form was monstruosity (c.1400). Sense of “quality of being monstrous” is first recorded 1650s. Meaning “a monster” is attested from 1640s.

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