What does the word monstrosity mean?

Usage examples for monstrosity

  1. Everything danced and swayed around him, with a motion due to the gloom and the tormenting fever that racked his brain; each monstrosity grimaced at him, while the portraits on the canvas closed their eyes for a little relief. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  2. Usually the very soul of courtesy and consideration, that act alone would have convinced me that there was an urgent need for my presence at The Monstrosity. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  3. She was no monstrosity, after all. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes