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mon·strous  (mnstrs)
adj.
1. Shockingly hideous or frightful.
2. Exceptionally large; enormous: a monstrous tidal wave.
3. Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.
4. Of or resembling a fabulous monster.

[Middle English, from Old French monstruos, from Latin mnstrusus, from mnstrum, portent, monster; see monster.]

monstrous·ly adv.
monstrous·ness n.


monstrous  /mnstrs/  adj. 1 extremely ugly, (syn.) hideous: Monstrous reptiles lived millions of years ago. 2 outrageously bad: The killer committed monstrous acts. 3 very large, huge -n. monstrosity /mnstrsti/. monstrous

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