1 beast, fiend, ogre, giant, dragon, brute, demon, troll, bogeyman:
Why are so many children's fairy tales populated by monsters?
2 monstrosity, (living) abortion, mutant, mutation, freak, deformity, lusus naturae, eyesore, horror, miscreation, missing link:
Monsters of every description were the main features of circus sideshows for centuries.
2 monstrousness, heinousness, horribleness, horridness, hideousness, awfulness, nightmarishness, dreadfulness, frightfulness, horror, hellishness, ghoulishness, fiendishness, barbarity:
The monstrosity of the concentration camps was not widely known till after the war.
big, huge, large | ugly | bug-eyed, hairy, scaly
cheap sci-fi films with bug-eyed monsters
| evil | alien, mythical, prehistoric | sea | sex
The tabloid papers labelled him ‘an evil sex monster’.
Bad organizations are self-created Frankenstein's monsters, beyond the control or influence of their leaders.
VERB + MONSTER
(often figurative) The government has created a bureaucratic monster.
(often figurative) I wanted to fight these monsters: I didn't want to go on living with them.
| be inhabited by
a barren wilderness inhabited by monsters
MONSTER + VERB
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