from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is monstrous.
- n. The quality or character of being monstrous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant or animal showing abnormal development or deformity.
- n. A monstrous thing, person or act.
- n. The state of being monstrous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of nature; that which is monstrous; a monster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being monstrous, or formed out of the common order of nature; the character of being shocking or horrible.
- n. An unnatural production; a monster.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something hideous or frightful
- n. a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
Middle English monstruosite, from Old French, from Late Latin mōnstrōsitās, from Latin mōnstruōsus, monstrous; see monstrous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin monstrositas ("monstrousness"), from Latin monstrōsus. (Wiktionary)