monstrosity

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noun mon·stros·i·ty \män-ˈsträ-sə-tē\

Definition of monstrosity

plural

monstrosities

  1. 1a :  a malformation of a plant or animalb :  something deviating from the normal :  freak

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being monstrous <the monstrosity of the tsunami's devastation>

  3. 3a :  an object of great and often frightening size, force, or complexity <this monstrosity, the atomic bomb>b :  an excessively bad or shocking example <The new mall is an architectural monstrosity.>

Examples of monstrosity in a sentence

  1. Did you see the new mall? It's a monstrosity.

  2. <any monstrosities born to the farm animals were sent to the agricultural college for study>

15th Century

First Known Use of monstrosity

15th century


MONSTROSITY Defined for English Language Learners

monstrosity

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noun mon·stros·i·ty \män-ˈsträ-sə-tē\

Definition of monstrosity for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a building) that is very large and ugly


MONSTROSITY Defined for Kids

monstrosity

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noun mon·stros·i·ty \män-ˈsträ-sə-tē\

Definition of monstrosity for Students

plural

monstrosities

  1. :  something that is large and ugly


Medical Dictionary

monstrosity

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noun mon·stros·i·ty \män-ˈsträs-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of monstrosity

plural

monstrosities

  1. 1:  a malformation of a plant or animal

  2. 2:  the quality or state of deviating greatly from the natural form or character

monstrous

\ˈmän(t)-strəs\play adjective


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