Definition of monsterous
1. monstrous [ a ] abnormally largeUsed in print:
(The New York Times,...)
A_couple_of weeks ago , he scored a monstrous 12 on a par 5 hole .
(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
He reasons that as anacondas 30 feet long are often found , some might be 38 , and occasional `` monstrous freaks '' over 50 .
Thus , his estimate lies between Oliver 's suggestion of at_least 37 feet and the 50 - foot `` monstrous freaks '' intimated by Heuvelmans .Synonyms monstrous Related Terms large
2. monstrous [ a ] shockingly brutal or cruel
Examples: "murder is an atrocious crime" "a grievous offense against morality" "a grievous crime" "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
`` I have heard stories '' , he writes , `` of the most terrible , the most unnatural actions , of the most monstrous murders , told with the most spontaneous , childishly merry laughter '' .Synonyms monstrous flagitious heinous grievous atrocious Related Terms evil
3. monstrous [ a ] distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
Examples: "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas" "twisted into monstrous shapes"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .Synonyms grotesque monstrous unnatural Related Terms ugly
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