Definition of Monstrosity

1. Noun. A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed.

Exact synonyms: Freak, Lusus Naturae, Monster
Specialized synonyms: Leviathan
Generic synonyms: Mutant, Mutation, Sport, Variation
Derivative terms: Monstrous, Monstrous, Monstrous



2. Noun. Something hideous or frightful. "They regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"
Generic synonyms: Malformation, Miscreation
Derivative terms: Monstrous

Definition of Monstrosity

1. n. The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of nature; that which is monstrous; a monster.

Definition of Monstrosity

1. Noun. A plant or animal showing abnormal development or deformity. ¹

2. Noun. A monstrous thing, person or act. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being monstrous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monstrosity

1. [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monstrosity

monsterizing
monsterless
monsterlet
monsterlike
monsterous
monsterously
monsters
monstery
monstrance
monstrances
monstration
monstre
monstres
monstrose
monstrosities
monstrosity (current term)
monstrous
monstrously
monstrousness
monstrousnesses
monstruosities
monstruosity
monstruous
mont
montadale
montadales
montage
montaged
montages
montaging

Literary usage of Monstrosity

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1. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1837)
"AN INTELLECTUAL monstrosity. BY JL LEVISON. IN designating any person an intellectual monstrosity, the terms would seem at first to be so contradictory, ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1894)
"OX SOME CONDITIONS RELATED TO DOUBLE monstrosity. By BERTRAM CA WINDLE, D.Sc., MD, MA, Professor of Anatomy in Mason College, Birmingham. ..."

3. The Origin of Life and Process of Reproduction in Plants and Animals: With by Frederick Hollick (1878)
"This, however, could not have caused the monstrosity entirely, because it is ... Singular monstrosity. A. The heart.—B. The liver —c. The monstrosity ..."

4. Medical and Surgical Reporter (1849)
"monstrosity. A case of monstrosity has been furnished by Dr. Ward, of this city. In addition to a spina-bifida, there was an opening through the abdominal ..."

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