[mon-struh s] /ˈmɒn strəs/

frightful or hideous, especially in appearance; extremely ugly.
shocking or revolting; outrageous:
monstrous cruelty.
extraordinarily great; huge; immense:
a monstrous building.
deviating grotesquely from the natural or normal form or type.
having the nature or appearance of a fabulous .
extremely; exceedingly; very.
abnormal, hideous, or unnatural in size, character, etc
(of plants and animals) abnormal in structure
outrageous, atrocious, or shocking: it is monstrous how badly he is treated
huge: a monstrous fire
of, relating to, or resembling a monster

mid-15c., “unnatural, deviating from the natural order, hideous,” from Middle French monstrueux, from Latin monstruosus “strange, unnatural, monstrous,” from monstrum (see monster). Meaning “enormous” is from c.1500; that of “outrageously wrong” is from 1570s. Earlier form monstruous (late 14c., from Old French monstruous) was “very common in the 16th c.” [OED].


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