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Definition of Monstrous

Monstrous

  1. Marvelous; strange.
  2. Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth.
  3. Extraordinary in a way to excite wonder, dislike, apprehension, etc.; -- said of size, appearance, color, sound, etc.; as, a monstrous height; a monstrous ox; a monstrous story.
  4. Extraordinary on account of ugliness, viciousness, or wickedness; hateful; horrible; dreadful.
  5. Abounding in monsters.
  6. Exceedingly; very; very much.

Monstrous Quotations

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.
Aldous Huxley

Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
Dennis Prager

When you look at a corporation, just like when you look at a slave owner, you want to distinguish between the institution and the individual. So slavery, for example, or other forms of tyranny, are inherently monstrous. The individuals participating in them may be the nicest guys you can imagine.
Noam Chomsky

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
John le Carre

It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
Michel de Montaigne
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Monstrous Translations

monstrous in Dutch is monsterachtig, gedrochtelijk
monstrous in French is immense
monstrous in German is Ungeheuer
monstrous in Italian is mostro
monstrous in Latin is ingens
monstrous in Spanish is monstruoso

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