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monstrous

adjective uk   /ˈmɒn.strəs/ us    /ˈmɑːn-/

monstrous adjective (BAD)

very cruel: a monstrous crime monstrous cruelty But that's monstrous - he can't be allowed to get away with it!Morally wrong and evilDishonest

monstrous adjective (CREATURE)

like a monster: The illustrations show monstrous beasts with bodies like bears and heads like tigers.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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