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monstrous

mon·strous

monstrous

 
pronunciation:
man strs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: frighteningly hideous; frightfully ugly.
They screamed as they saw the monstrous creature emerge from the lagoon.
synonyms:
hideous
antonyms:
lovely
similar words:
disgusting, dreadful, freaky, frightful, grotesque, gruesome, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, repugnant, repulsive, scary, ugly
definition 2: shocking, horrible, or atrocious.
He received the death penalty for the monstrous crime he committed.The guards' monstrous brutality provoked a riot in the prison.
synonyms:
frightful, heinous, horrendous, lurid
antonyms:
admirable, good
similar words:
atrocious, awful, beastly, dreadful, egregious, flagrant, gruesome, hellish, hideous, horrible, horrific, loathsome, outrageous, revolting, scandalous, shocking, terrible, ugly, vile
definition 3: extraordinarily or abnormally large; oversize; huge.
After the game, they ate a monstrous meal of burgers, pizza, and barbecued ribs.Cleaning up after the parade was a monstrous job for the sanitation department.
synonyms:
colossal, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, huge, humongous, immense, mammoth, oversize, prodigious, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast
antonyms:
tiny
similar words:
elephantine, jumbo, large, mighty, monster
derivations: monstrously (adv.), monstrousness (n.)