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monstrous

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːnstrəs; ˈmɒnstrəs/

Translation of monstrous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (huge) gigantesco
    Example sentences
    • I stood there in the middle of the hall watching a huge - enormous - monstrous suitcase.
    • Charlie's dad is an immense, monstrous presence at the centre of the film.
    • A beautiful dive at 20m, I saw huge coral formations and monstrous sea fans.
    1.2 (shocking) monstruoso, escandaloso
    Example sentences
    • These bogus safety issues and courses are a monstrous waste of money.
    • To those involved in any way with this monstrous evil, I say to you that this is your first and only chance.
    • There was something incredibly monstrous about the inhuman way it could not be stopped.

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