monstrous

monstrous
adj
1. frightful, terrifying, horrific, harrowing, hellish, awful, dreadful, Inf. scary; hideous, horrible, grotesque, horrendous, extremely ugly, repugnant, repellent, repulsive, disgusting, beastly; grisly, gruesome, ghastly, sickening, bloodcurdling, spinechilling, .lurid; cadaverous, macabre, creepy.
2. shocking, scandalous, notorious, flagrant, shameless, outrageous; loathsome, revolting, gross, foul, base, debased, vile, evil, nefarious, Obs. scelerous; horrid, terrible, nasty; infamous, ignominious, odious, contemptible, despicable, opprobrious, detestable, sordid, degenerate, depraved, heinous, vicious, atrocious, flagitious, corrupt, reprehensible, unprincipled.
3. huge, enormous, titanic, gigantic, immense, prodigious, colossal, vast, stupendous, mammoth, tremendous, gargantuan, behemothian, elephantine, Sl. humongous, giant, towering, mighty, strapping, hulking.
4. deviate, deviant, deviating, aberrant, irregular; abnormal, anomalous, anomalistic; unnatural, freakish, weird, strange, bizarre, Inf. freaky; miscreated, malformed, deformed, misshaped, misshapen, heteroclite, heteroclitical, heteromorphic, heteromorphous, teratological, teratoid, teratogenetic.

A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Monstrous — may refer to: Monstrous carbuncle, a term used to describe modernist architecture which is unsympathetic to its surroundings Monstrous humanoid, a creature type in the Dungeons Dragons fantasy role playing game Monstrous moonshine, a mathematical …   Wikipedia

  • Monstrous — Mon strous, a. [OE. monstruous, F. monstrueux, fr. L. monstruosus, fr. monstrum. See {Monster}.] 1. Marvelous; strange. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monstrous — 1 Monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous, monumental are comparable especially in their extended more or less hyperbolical senses in which they mean astonishingly impressive. Monstrous commonly applies to something abnormal, usually in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Monstrous — Mon strous, adv. Exceedingly; very; very much. A monstrous thick oil on the top. Bacon. [1913 Webster] And will be monstrous witty on the poor. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monstrous — (adj.) mid 15c., unnatural, deviating from the natural order, hideous, from M.Fr. monstrueux, from L. monstruosus strange, unnatural, monstrous, from monstrum (see MONSTER (Cf. monster)). Meaning enormous is from c.1500; that of outrageously… …   Etymology dictionary

  • monstrous — [adj1] unnatural, shocking aberrant, abnormal, atrocious, cruel, desperate, devilish, diabolical, disgraceful, dreadful, egregious, evil, fiendish, flagitious, foul, freakish, frightful, grotesque, gruesome, heinous, hellish, hideous, horrendous …   New thesaurus

  • monstrous — index arrant (onerous), bad (offensive), delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), diabolic, flagrant, gross ( …   Law dictionary

  • monstrous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very large and ugly or frightening. 2) outrageously evil or wrong. DERIVATIVES monstrously adverb monstrousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • monstrous — [män′strəs] adj. [LME < OFr monstreux < L monstrosus < monstrum: see MONSTER] 1. abnormally or prodigiously large; huge; enormous 2. very unnatural or abnormal in shape, type, or character 3. having the character or appearance of a… …   English World dictionary

  • monstrous — adj. 1) monstrous to + inf. (it is monstrous to preach hatred) 2) monstrous that + clause (it s monstrous that innocent children throughout the world go hungry) * * * [ mɒnstrəs] monstrous to + inf. (it is monstrous to preach hatred) monstrous… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • monstrous — [[t]mɒ̱nstrəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a situation or event as monstrous, you mean that it is extremely shocking or unfair. She endured the monstrous behaviour for years... I just hope the people who committed this monstrous… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”