But he also spared Hitler and Stalin: keeping them human only magnified their monstrousness.
He wished to protest, to cry out against the monstrousness of what was happening.
To attempt the least description would be a presumption of the first monstrousness.'
You can stand the need for monstrousness for a long while yet!
To-night it was as though for a few moments a taint of monstrousness had passed through the peace of the garden.
We've often talked of such things: of the monstrousness of useless sacrifices.
The monstrousness of that dead-and-alive mechanism overwhelmed his thoughts again.
Tuckham stood bursting at the monstrousness of such a statement.
He seemed to realize as never before the monstrousness of the crime committed against him.
A tattered shift covered some of her monstrousness, but she was still a nightmare.
mid-15c., "unnatural, deviating from the natural order, hideous," from Middle French monstrueux, from Latin monstruosus "strange, unnatural, monstrous," from monstrum (see monster). Meaning "enormous" is from c.1500; that of "outrageously wrong" is from 1570s. Earlier form monstruous (late 14c., from Old French monstruous) was "very common in the 16th c." [OED].