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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!

monstrous adjective (CREATURE)

like a monster: The illustrations show monstrous beasts with bodies like bears and heads like tigers.
Translations of “monstrous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 醜惡的, 殘酷的, 駭人聽聞的…
in Russian чудовищный, громадный…
in Turkish iğrenç, kaba, korkunç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丑恶的, 残酷的, 骇人听闻的…
in Polish potworny, monstrualny…
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