monstrosity


monstrosity

noun

Definition of MONSTROSITY

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>
Near Antonyms sample, specimen; commonplace, usual
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), monstrosity, ogre
3
something unpleasant to look at <we were glad when the city tore down that monstrosity that used to stand across from the park>
Related Words eye-catcher; blot, smear, smudge, spot, stain
Near Antonyms vision
5
the state or quality of being utterly evil <the monstrosity of the terrorists' actions shocked the entire civilized world>

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