[ UK /mˈɒnstɹəsli/ ]
  1. in a terribly evil manner
    the child was heinously murdered
  2. in a hideous manner
    her face was hideously disfigured after the accident
  3. in a grotesque manner
    behind the house lay two nude figures grotesquely bald, with deliberate knife-slashes marking their bodies
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How To Use monstrously In A Sentence

  • Most of us live in sprawling chaotic cities that have expanded monstrously in the last decades, without anything resembling urban planning. First Stop in the New World by David Lida: an interview with the author
  • It would be monstrously unfair.
  • As they open up to each other about their woes, neither seems to recognise how monstrously selfish and shallow they appear.
  • Monstrously inflated costs are designed to keep the hoi polloi at bay.
  • Alexander Walker, film critic at the Evening Standard, damned the movie as "monstrously indecent", prompting Russell to attack him with a rolled-up copy of his own newspaper. Ken Russell, flamboyant wild man of British cinema, dies aged 84
  • The search for further clues was long and uneventful; but monstrously, unhumanly patient Nadreck stuck to it until he found one. Children of the Lens
  • And AFAIK (I am in no wise well-versed in the intricacies of this monstrously large bill -- neither, I suspect, is anyone on Capitol Hill), the subsidies are "rebated" when you file your tax return -- i.e., pay full-price up front, and we'll send ya a check once a year. Main RSS Feed
  • Here was killing without cause, an orgy of blind-brutishness, a thing monstrously irrational. CHAPTER XV
  • Many a private chair, too, inclosing some fine lady, monstrously hooped and furbelowed, and preceded by running – footmen bearing flambeaux — for which extinguishers are yet suspended before the doors of a few houses of the better sort — made the way gay and light as it danced along, and darker and more dismal when it had passed. Barnaby Rudge
  • Indeed, the most unstoppably undead monsters are almost always in some sense religious, figures of monstrously divine or anti-divine otherness. Timothy Beal: There's No Such Thing As Osama Bin Laden
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