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Definition something that is ugly or terrible — typically large
  • The tax system is a monstrosity.
monstrosity = terrible and large
  • It's a 2,500-calorie monstrosity on a bun.
  • monstrosity = something that is big and terrible
  • That sign's a monstrosity.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • monstrosity = something ugly or terrible
  • Afire with the showman's passion and at the same time a good deal disconcerted by the failure of his first effort, father now took the bottles containing the poultry monstrosities down from their place on the shelf and began to show them to his visitor.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • monstrosities = ugly or terrible things
  • He was not merely a big snake, I thought—he was a circus monstrosity.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • By his tone he seemed to be preparing to resent some new monstrosity in the way of dins and smashes.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The composed Demon seemed utterly different from the wounded monstrosity Max had last seen in the Sidh.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • And no one could have helped hating such miserable monstrosities.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "Well, if you two are going to walk around holding hands," said Tootie, "I suppose I'll have to be the one who carries this monstrosity of a lamp."
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Thou hast made me as hateful, as ugly, as loathsome and deadly a creature as thyself—a world's wonder of hideous monstrosity!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter
  • "Way we went into that area, built that monstrosity, didn't tell anybody what it was.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • "Who put this monstrosity out here?" he said, glancing at it.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • And what monstrosity ruled over it all.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • To be right and throw it away in order to please the predilections of his teachers, that would be the monstrosity!
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I want sex that makes me feel right, not like some freak, some inbred monstrosity.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "The Ferris Wolf was a monstrosity," she explained.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Well, sir, you have in your establishment, or in your family, perhaps, one of the frightful monstrosities of which each century produces only one.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Behold the fire-breathing monstrosity!
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • THE REDBRICK MONSTROSITY rises from a hollow beside a quiet road in the Buckhead section of Atlanta.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He saw for the first time his father's house for the monstrosity, the affront, the monument to injustice, that it privately was to everyone else.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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