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Synonyms for monstrous
ˈmɒn strəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monstrous(adj)

    abnormally large

    Synonyms:
    grievous, atrocious, flagitious, grotesque

    Antonyms:
    small, good, beautiful, little

  2. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous(adj)

    shockingly brutal or cruel

    "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, serious, weighty, terrible, heinous, flagitious, horrible, heavy, abominable, unspeakable, grotesque, awful, grave, grievous, atrocious, ugly, life-threatening, dreadful, horrifying, dangerous, heartbreaking, severe, painful, heartrending

    Antonyms:
    little, small, good, beautiful

  3. grotesque, monstrous(adj)

    distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous

    "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"

    Synonyms:
    grotesque, flagitious, antic, fantastic, fantastical, atrocious, grievous

    Antonyms:
    beautiful, little, small, good

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. monstrous

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. monstrous

    Synonyms:
    prodigious, portentous, marvellous, deformed, abnormal, hideous, preposterous, intolerable

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, familiar, unnoticeable, fair, comely, shapely, regular, natural, reasonable, just

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. monstrous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unnatural, preternatural, abnormal, prodigious

  2. monstrous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    huge, enormous, immense, vast, colossal, stupendous, extraordinary, cyclopean, herculean

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. monstrous(a)

    Synonyms:
    abnormal, enormous, colossal, atrocious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    outrageous, beastly, horrendous, heinous, grotesque, atrocious, horrific

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How to use monstrous in a sentence?

  1. Tony Abbott:

    I don't think it would be possible to witness uglier fanaticism than this, monstrous extremism than this, and I regret to say it is now present in our country.

  2. Richard Bernstein:

    People have been too quick to call the bottom in rates. The deflation forces around the world are monstrous.

  3. Shane Leslie:

    The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.

  4. Sir Winston Churchill, 1940, in his first address as the newly appointed Prime Minister.:

    .... You ask, What is our policy? I will say; "It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy." You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    On the very first day that the Democratic Majority held the gavel, the House of Representatives voted to intervene against Republicans' monstrous health care lawsuit to defend people with pre-existing conditions and the health care of all Americans, while The Trump administration on Monday broadens The Trump administration on Monday monstrous ambitions from destroying protections for pre-existing conditions to tearing down every last benefit and protection The Affordable Care Act provides, Democrats are fiercely defending the law of the land and protecting all Americans' health care.


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