from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shockingly hideous or frightful.
- adj. Exceptionally large; enormous: a monstrous tidal wave.
- adj. Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.
- adj. Of or resembling a fabulous monster.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. hideous or frightful
- adj. enormously large
- adj. freakish or grotesque
- adj. of, or relating to a mythical monster
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marvelous; strange.
- adj. Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal.
- adj. Extraordinary in a way to excite wonder, dislike, apprehension, etc.; -- said of size, appearance, color, sound, etc.
- adj. Extraordinary on account of ugliness, viciousness, or wickedness; hateful; horrible; dreadful.
- adj. Abounding in monsters.
- adv. Exceedingly; very; very much.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of unnatural formation; deviating greatly from the natural form or structure; out of the common course of nature: as, a monstrous birth or production.
- Enormous; huge; prodigious; unparalleled.
- Shocking; hateful; horrible: as, a monstrous delusion.
- Full of monsters or strange creatures.
- Synonyms Abnormal.
- Prodigious, vast, colossal, stupendous.
- Wicked, Atrocious, etc. (see atrocious).
- Exceedingly; extremely; wonderfully: as, monstrous difficult.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shockingly brutal or cruel
- adj. abnormally large
- adj. distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
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