Definition for MON'STROUS

MON'STROUS, a. [L. monstrosus.]

  1. Unnatural in form; deviating greatly from the natural form; out of the common course of nature; as, a monstrous birth or production.
  2. Strange; very wonderful; generally expressive of dislike. Shak.
  3. Enormous; huge; extraordinary; as, a monstrous highth; a monstrous tree or mountain. Pope.
  4. Shocking to the sight or other senses; hateful.

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