monstrosity monstrosity  /mɑn ˈstrɑ sə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
  2. (n) something hideous or frightful

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The monstrosity's favorite nest is a testicle.
  2. We only notice it when an earth-shattering monstrosity like the stimulus bill comes gallumphing down the track, but there is no such thing as elegant legislation.
  3. Sam Pollit is an exhausting monstrosity of a spouse and father.

News

  • Mega-driveway proposal flusters Pitkin County commissioners

    Monstrosity. Abomination. P-I-G. Those were just a few of the words used at a Wednesday meeting of the Pitkin County commissioners to describe a massive driveway proposed to access a 62-acre residential property off Woody Creek Road.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Aspen Times

Quotes

  1. "In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty 'Posh' can really wreck-em," Blackwell said in his annual list of fashion fiascos among music, movie and television stars.
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Mr Blackwell Source: Reuters

  2. "That's terrible, isn't it? I know the hitters are foaming at the mouth," Newcombe said, his voice rising. "It's a monstrosity, that's not a baseball thing. It was a monstrosity then. We knew that."
    on Mar 29, 2008 By: Don Newcombe Source: SI.com

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