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Meaning of MONSTROSITY

Pronunciation:  mân'strâsitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something hideous or frightful; "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"
  2. [n]  a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
 

MONSTROSITY is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: freak, lusus naturae, monster
 
 See Also: leviathan, malformation, miscreation, mutant, mutation, sport, variation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mon*stros"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Monstrosities}. [Cf. F.
monstruosit['e]. See {Monstrous}.]
The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of
nature; that which is monstrous; a monster. --South.

      A monstrosity never changes the name or affects the
      immutability of a species.               --Adanson
                                               (Trans. ).

 
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