monstrosity

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monstrosity

Pronunciation /mɒnˈstrɒsɪti/
noun plural noun monstrosities
1 A thing, especially a building, which is very large and unsightly.
1.1 A grossly malformed animal or plant.
2 A thing which is outrageously evil or wrong.
3 mass noun The state or fact of being monstrous.

Origin
Mid 16th century (denoting an abnormality of growth): from late Latin monstrositas, from Latin monstrosus (see monstrous).

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Mounting massive machination, Mark managed to manufacture a mechanical monstrosity.
(It was, perhaps, monstrous like this very sentence!)

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