monstrous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “monstrous” in the English Dictionary

"monstrous" in British English

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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.
(Definition of monstrous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"monstrous" in American English

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 us   /ˈmɑn·strəs/

monstrous adjective (BIG)

very ​bad, esp. because too ​big: After the ​flood she was ​faced with monstrous ​repairbills.

monstrous adjective (EVIL)

extremelyevil: monstrous ​deeds
(Definition of monstrous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monstrous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 丑恶的, 残酷的, 骇人听闻的…
in Turkish iğrenç, kaba, korkunç…
in Russian чудовищный, громадный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醜惡的, 殘酷的, 駭人聽聞的…
in Polish potworny, monstrualny…
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