monstrosity

 /mɒnˈstrɒsɪtɪ/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mon•stros•i•ty /mɑnˈstrɑsɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [countable],pl. -ties. 
  • something monstrous:That monstrosity blocks our view of the river.
  • See -mon-.
    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    mon•stros•i•ty  (mon strosi tē), 
    n., pl. -ties. 
    1. the state or character of being monstrous.
    2. a monster or something monstrous.
    Etymology:
    • Late Latin mōnstrōsitās, equivalent. to Latin mōnstrōs(us) monstrous + -itās -ity
    • 1545–55


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    monstrosity /mɒnˈstrɒsɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
    1. an outrageous or ugly person or thing; monster
    2. the state or quality of being monstrous



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