Definition of monstrosity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɒnˈstrɒsəti//
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːnˈstrɑːsəti//
(pl. monstrosities)
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something that is very large and very ugly, especially a building synonym eyesore a concrete monstrosity Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting an abnormality of growth): from late Latin monstrositas, from Latin monstrosus, from monstrum ‘portent or monster’, from monere ‘warn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: monstrosity