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monstrous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of monstrous

  1. 1 badly or imperfectly formed a monstrous melon that was clearly not fit to eat Synonyms of monstrous deformed, distorted, misshapen, malformed, shapelessWords Related to monstrous defaced, disfigured; aberrant, abnormal, freakish, mutant; asymmetrical (or asymmetric), crooked, disproportionate, irregular, lopsided, nonsymmetrical, overbalanced, unbalanced, unequal; horrible, horrific, terrible; ugly, unattractiveNear Antonyms of monstrous shapely; flawless, perfectAntonyms of monstrous undeformed

  2. 2 extremely disturbing or repellent the monstrous measures taken by the dictator against anyone who opposed his regime Synonyms of monstrous appalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrid, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, horrible, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrificWords Related to monstrous alarming, bloodcurdling, dire, direful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, heart-stopping, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, terrifying; abhorrent, deplorable, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; abominable, evil, foul, heinous, noxious, odious, unspeakable, vile; grotesque, ugly, unsightlyNear Antonyms of monstrous agreeable, appealing, attractive, delectable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, enticing, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome; cheering, comforting, soothing

  3. 3 unusually large a monstrous tomato as big as a basketball Synonyms of monstrous astronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, huge, monumental, mountainous, oceanic, pharaonic, planetary, prodigious, super, super-duper, supersize, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whoppingWords Related to monstrous big, bulky, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous; august, formidable, grandiose, imposing, lofty, majestic; cavernous, monolithic, overwhelming, staggering, stupendous, towering; boundless, immeasurable, infiniteNear Antonyms of monstrous little, mini, petite, pint-size (or pint-sized), puny, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize); dinky, dwarfish, half-pintAntonyms of monstrous bantam, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, little bitty, micro, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), midget, miniature, minuscule, minute, pocket, pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee

  4. 4 unpleasant to look at some monstrous high-rises have begun to spoil that lovely residential neighborhood Synonyms of monstrous grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, ugly, unappealing, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly, vileWords Related to monstrous abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, gross, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; frumpish, frumpy, plain, unaesthetic, unbecoming, unshapelyNear Antonyms of monstrous shapely; imposing, impressive, prepossessingAntonyms of monstrous aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, lovely, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored

Synonym Discussion of monstrous

monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous mean extremely impressive. monstrous implies a departure from the normal (as in size, form, or character) and often carries suggestions of deformity, ugliness, or fabulousness.
    • the monstrous waste of the project
prodigious suggests a marvelousness exceeding belief, usually in something felt as going far beyond a previous maximum (as of goodness, greatness, intensity, or size).
    • made a prodigious effort and rolled the stone aside
tremendous may imply a power to terrify or inspire awe.
    • the tremendous roar of the cataract
stupendous implies a power to stun or astound, usually because of size, numbers, complexity, or greatness beyond description.
    • a stupendous volcanic eruption

monstrous

adverb, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of monstrous



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