Definitions for: Monstrosity


[n] something hideous or frightful; "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"
[n] a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed



Webster (1913) Definition: Mon*stros"i*ty, n.; pl. Monstrosities. [Cf. F.
monstruosit['e]. See Monstrous.]
The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of
nature; that which is monstrous; a monster. --South.

A monstrosity never changes the name or affects the
immutability of a species. --Adanson
(Trans. ).

Synonyms: freak, lusus naturae, monster

See Also: leviathan, malformation, miscreation, mutant, mutation, sport, variation

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