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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mon·strous /ˈmɑn(t)strəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mon·strous /ˈmɑn(t)strəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·strous a.
 1. Marvelous; strange. [Obs.]
 2. Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth.
    He, therefore, that refuses to do good to them whom he is bound to love . . . is unnatural and monstrous in his affections.   --Jer. Taylor.
 3. Extraordinary in a way to excite wonder, dislike, apprehension, etc.; -- said of size, appearance, color, sound, etc.; as, a monstrous height; a monstrous ox; a monstrous story.
 4. Extraordinary on account of ugliness, viciousness, or wickedness; hateful; horrible; dreadful.
    So bad a death argues a monstrous life.   --Shak.
 5. Abounding in monsters. [R.]
 Where thou, perhaps, under the whelming tide
 Visitest the bottom of the monstrous world.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·strous, adv. Exceedingly; very; very much. “A monstrous thick oil on the top.”
    And will be monstrous witty on the poor.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: abnormally large
      2: shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime";
         "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime";
         "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit" [syn: atrocious,
          flagitious, grievous, heinous]
      3: distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and
         hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long
         that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
         [syn: grotesque, unnatural]