monstrosity


monstrosity

noun, plural mon·stros·i·ties.

  1. the state or character of being monstrous.
  2. a monster or something monstrous.

noun plural -ties

  1. an outrageous or ugly person or thing; monster
  2. the state or quality of being monstrous

n.1550s, “abnormality of growth,” from Late Latin monstrositas “strangeness,” from Latin monstrosus, a collateral form of monstruosus (cf. French monstruosité); see monster. Earlier form was monstruosity (c.1400). Sense of “quality of being monstrous” is first recorded 1650s. Meaning “a monster” is attested from 1640s.

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