What does the word monstrous mean?

  • Having the characteristics of a monster.

Usage examples for monstrous

  1. I cannot for the life of me see why it should be so monstrous in this case." – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. I have noticed that; so that is monstrous ungrateful of you." – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. But five hundred eggs is perfectly monstrous! – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  4. It might have been made by a monstrous knife. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  5. Many times, as the huge waves came rolling towards us and seemed to be about to break over us, I thought nothing could save us from being sent to the bottom, or turned over; but the little vessel, which drew only eight feet of water, was like a duck on the ocean, and though she bounded like a thing of life as the monstrous waves approached and moved under her, she was very dry, scarcely any seas washing over her. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson

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