Monstrous

Definition of Monstrous

Mon´strous
a.1.Marvelous; strange.
2.Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth.
He, therefore, that refuses to do good to them whom he is bound to love . . . is unnatural and monstrous in his affections.
- Jer. Taylor.
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.
So bad a death argues a monstrous life.
- Shak.
5.Abounding in monsters.
Where thou, perhaps, under the whelming tide
Visitest the bottom of the monstrous world.
- Milton.
adv.1.Exceedingly; very; very much.
And will be monstrous witty on the poor.
- Dryden.

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