Definition of monstrosity
1a : a malformation of a plant or animalb : something deviating from the normal : freak
2 : the quality or state of being monstrous <the monstrosity of the tsunami's devastation>
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
Did you see the new mall? It's a monstrosity.
<any monstrosities born to the farm animals were sent to the agricultural college for study>
First Known Use of monstrosity
MONSTROSITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monstrosity for English Language Learners
: something (such as a building) that is very large and ugly
MONSTROSITY Defined for Kids
Definition of monstrosity for Students
: something that is large and ugly
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