monster


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Synonyms for monster

Synonyms for monster

Synonyms for monster

an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts

someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

a cruel wicked and inhuman person

(medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus

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To-morrow, at breakfast time, you shall have an opportunity of judging which is the greater monster, the Minotaur or the king
He here closed the book and leaned forward in the chair, placing himself accurately in the position which I had occupied at the moment of beholding "the monster.
When the monster had nearly reached the shore where we stood, it suddenly pushed out one of its eyes to a great extent, and emitted from it a terrible flash of fire, accompanied by a dense cloud of smoke, and a noise that I can compare to nothing but thunder.
The lair of such a monster would not have been disturbed for hundreds--or thousands--of years.
There was no sign of the monster, however, nor could I hear any sound from above.
A more terrifying aggregation of fierce and blood-thirsty monsters it would be difficult to imagine.
resumed Jehanne; "don't you see, sister, that this little monster is at least four years old, and that he would have less appetite for your breast than for a turnspit.
As the full possibilities of his devilish scheme unfolded before his mind's eye a grim smile curled his straight, thin lips at the thought of the fate which it entailed for the creator of the hideous monsters of the court of mystery.
Within the hall all was gladness, but without on the lone moorland there stalked a grim monster, named Grendel, whose dark heart was filled with anger and hate.
Then hand round the plum-cake, Monster,' the Lion said, lying down and putting his chin on this paws.
He was almost halfway over, when suddenly a horrible sea monster stuck its head out of the water, an enormous head with a huge mouth, wide open, showing three rows of gleaming teeth, the mere sight of which would have filled you with fear.
On earth there is nothing greater than I: it is I who am the regulating finger of God"--thus roareth the monster.
I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch --the miserable monster whom I had created.
While the less refined monsters of the band prepared, before the eyes of those who were to suffer, these well-known and vulgar means of torture, he approached Cora, and pointed out, with the most malign expression of countenance, the speedy fate that awaited her:
That these man-like creatures were in truth only bestial monsters, mere grotesque travesties of men, filled me with a vague uncertainty of their possibilities which was far worse than any definite fear.