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Definition of 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

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
W. Somerset Maugham

With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
Omar N. Bradley

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

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
Aldous Huxley
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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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