Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

monstrosity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of monstrosity

  1. 1 a person, thing, or event that is far from normal <any monstrosities born to the farm animals were sent to the agricultural college for study> Synonyms abnormality, anomaly, monster, freakRelated Words abortion, malformation, miscreation, mutant, mutation; character, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, eccentric, kook, nut, oddball, screwball, weirdo; aberrant, deviant; individualist, maverick, nonconformist; curiosity, peculiarity, singularity; aberration, exception, irregularity, oddity, rarityNear Antonyms sample, specimen; commonplace, usualAntonyms average, norm, normal, par, standard

  2. 2 a strange or horrible and often frightening creature <filled the haunted house with all sorts of spooks and mechanical monstrosities> Synonyms grotesque, grotesquerie (also grotesquery), monster, ogreRelated Words ogress; Frankenstein; bête noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; banshee, bogeyman (also bogyman), demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, fright, imp, incubus; horror, terror; abomination, anathema; abnormality, freak; mutant, mutation

  3. 3 something unpleasant to look at <we were glad when the city tore down that monstrosity that used to stand across from the park> Synonyms fright, hideosity, horror, mess, eyesore, sightRelated Words eye-catcher; blot, smear, smudge, spot, stainNear Antonyms vision

  4. 4 the quality of inspiring intense dread or dismay <the monstrosity of the famine can scarcely be conveyed to those who have not witnessed it in person> Synonyms atrociousness, atrocity, awfulness, dreadfulness, frightfulness, ghastliness, grisliness, gruesomeness, hideousness, horridness, horror, repulsivenessRelated Words badness, baseness, depravedness, depravity, diabolicalness, evil, evilness, foulness, heinousness, immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, invidiousness, sinfulness, ungodliness, viciousness, vileness, wickedness; accursedness, cursedness, deplorableness, despicableness, detestableness, execrableness, hatefulness, loathsomeness, reprehensibleness; creepiness, eeriness, fearfulness, fearsomeness, ghostliness, ghoulishness, scariness; agony, anguish, hellishness, misery, torment, tortureNear Antonyms agreeableness, delightfulness, pleasantness, pleasurableness; allurement, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, desirability, desirableness

  5. 5 the state or quality of being utterly evil <the monstrosity of the terrorists' actions shocked the entire civilized world> Synonyms atrociousness, atrocity, badness, depravedness, depravity, diabolicalness, evilness, heinousness, hideousness, enormity, sinfulness, vileness, wickednessRelated Words accursedness, baseness, cursedness, devilishness, execrableness, fiendishness, hellishness; corruption, decadence, degeneracy, pervertedness; immorality; infamy, notorietyNear Antonyms morality; chasteness, innocence, purityAntonyms goodness, righteousness, virtuousness





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up monstrosity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ