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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

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

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

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
Eugene Field

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

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
Jean Rostand
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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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