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monster

mon·ster

monster

 
 
pronunciation:
man str
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an imaginary or mythical creature, often with features of two different animals or of animals and humans.
 
similar words:
basilisk, bigfoot, centaur, chimera, dragon, faun, Frankenstein, Gorgon, griffin, Harpy, Hydra, leviathan, mermaid, merman, Minotaur, ogre, phoenix, roc, satyr, sphinx, unicorn, vampire, werewolf
definition 2: any creature with an ugly or frightening appearance.
synonyms:
monstrosity
similar words:
ogre
definition 3: any abnormally formed being.
synonyms:
abortion, freak, mutant
similar words:
lusus naturae, monstrosity, ogre
definition 4: anything of exceptionally or shockingly large size, esp. an animal.
synonyms:
behemoth, colossus, giant, monstrosity, Titan
similar words:
gorilla, jumbo
definition 5: someone who is wickedly brutish; a cruel or malicious person.
synonyms:
demon, fiend, ogre, savage
similar words:
animal, barbarian, beast, brute, cutthroat, devil, dragon, gorilla, miscreant, monstrosity, villain
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of exceptionally or shockingly large size.
monster tomatoes
synonyms:
colossal, gargantuan, gigantic, humongous, mammoth, monstrous, titanic
similar words:
elephantine, enormous, giant, huge, immense, jumbo, large, oversize, prodigious, vast
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derivation: monsterlike (adj.)
Word History
Monster comes from a Latin word that means "omen" or "warning." Watch out.
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