Definición de monster en inglés:

monster

Saltos de línea: mon|ster
Pronunciación: /ˈmɒnstə
 
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sustantivo

1A large, ugly, and frightening imaginary creature: a monster with the head of a hyena and hindquarters of a wolf a world of fable, inhabited by other-worldly monsters
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  • She was made into a horrid, ugly monster.
  • From the mountain chain before them emerged a terrifying creature, a monster, a demon to be precise.
  • A family sleeping together is safe from things that go bump in the night, whether imaginary monsters or real predators on the savannah.
Sinónimos
fabulous creature, mythical creature
informal jumbo
1.1An inhumanly cruel or wicked person: he was an unfeeling, treacherous monster
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  • Please don't be as uncivilized, thoughtless, and cruel as the monsters who committed these senseless acts.
  • She was a fraud, a monster, and a cruel mean beast.
  • He became a monster, a cruel and crafty invader who was stopped only by epic courage and perseverance.
Sinónimos
brute, fiend, beast, ogre, devil, demon, barbarian, savage, villain, sadist, animal, bogeyman
informal bastard, swine, pig
Scottish informal radge
vulgar slang shit
1.2 humorous A rude or badly behaved person, typically a child: he’s only a year old, but already he is a little monster
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  • So no ducking under the duvet, then, when your little monster threatens to waken the neighbours, if not the dead, with his wee-small-hours wake-up call.
  • If your little monster wants to look even more scary, there are face painters to give them the ultimate Sunday makeover.
  • After the better part of an hour I think the little monster was getting tired, finally.
Sinónimos
rascal, imp, wretch, mischief-maker, rogue, devil
archaic rip, scapegrace, rapscallion
British informal perisher
British informal , dated pickle
North American informal varmint, hellion
2A thing of extraordinary or daunting size: this is a monster of a book, almost 500 pages [as modifier]: a monster 36lb carp
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  • For my money I got a monster of a sandwich, complete with a side serving of salad and dressing.
  • Also, Tony scored a monster of a point after 28 minutes, following an excellent pass from Michael.
  • She had a monster of a van ready and was waiting for us.
3A congenitally malformed or mutant animal or plant.
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  • Many of these aquatic monsters are thought to be seriously threatened by overfishing and habitat destruction.
  • Museums and private collectors have for centuries preserved specimens of monsters and mutants.

verbo

[with object] British informal Volver al principio  
Criticize or reprimand severely: my mum used to monster me for coming home so late
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  • However, they fear that if this was attempted they would be monstered for being too open or too uncertain about critical areas of public concern.
  • Or would he have been monstered for settling for defeat?
  • Clearly, anything short of Section 28 restated was going to be monstered.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French monstre, from Latin monstrum 'portent or monster', from monere 'warn'.

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