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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed;
[syn: freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae]

2. something hideous or frightful;
- Example: "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Monstrosity \Mon*stros"i*ty\ (m[o^]n*str[o^]s"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. Monstrosities (m[o^]n*str[o^]s"[i^]*t[i^]z). [Cf. F. monstruosit['e]. See Monstrous.] The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of nature; that which is monstrous; a monster. --South. [1913 Webster] A monstrosity never changes the name or affects the immutability of a species. --Adanson (Trans.). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

monstrosity n 1: a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed [syn: freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae] 2: something hideous or frightful; "they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "monstrosity": aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, abortion, absurdity, amorphism, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, anticness, awfulness, baboon, bag, barbarity, bizarreness, bizarrerie, blemish, blot, bowlegs, camelback, cleft palate, clubfoot, crookback, curiousness, defacement, deformation, deformity, derangement, deviation, difference, disfigurement, divergence, dog, dreadfulness, eccentricity, enormity, enormousness, erraticism, eyesore, fantasticality, fiendishness, flatfoot, freak, freak of nature, freakishness, fright, frightfulness, gargoyle, ghoulishness, grotesqueness, grotesquerie, hag, harelip, harridan, heinousness, hellishness, heteromorphism, hideousness, horribleness, horridness, horror, hugeness, humpback, hunchback, immensity, inferiority, irregularity, knock-knee, kyphosis, lordosis, malconformation, malformation, mess, miscreation, misproportion, misshape, monster, monstrousness, mutilation, no beauty, oddity, outlandishness, peculiarity, prodigiousness, quaintness, queerness, scarecrow, sight, singularity, splayfoot, strangeness, stupendousness, subnormality, superiority, swayback, talipes, teratism, teratology, torticollis, tremendousness, truncation, ugly duckling, unnaturalism, unnaturalness, valgus, vastness, weirdness, witch, wryneck
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

monstrosity 1. n. A ridiculously elephantine program or system, esp. one that is buggy or only marginally functional. 2. adj. The quality of being monstrous (see the section called ?Overgeneralization? in the discussion of jargonification). See also baroque.