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monstrous

(of plants and animals) abnormal in structure
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the disorder of living according to the law, the immorality of being moral, and the monstrousness of the social code.
(1) The giant cyclops of Homeric epic was depicted in art as physically different from humans, but his monstrousness was also indicated by his inability to behave appropriately within the context of civilized society.
Zaitseva (2010) showed how this happened with some participants in the Soviet Union's program for the development of biological weapons of mass destruction: Although some of the scientists and engineers were aware of the monstrousness of the work they were doing, others believed that it would all have a beneficial end, while yet others simply went about their interesting even exciting work as well as they could without considering the consequences.
Morel's monstrousness accumulates over the course of the
Bishop's "Battling Monsters and Becoming Monstrous: Human Devolution in The Walking Dead," which cogently advances its persuasive, if not especially novel, thesis that recent zombie narratives, as exemplified by The Walking Dead, are really about the monstrousness of human beings rather than the ostensible monsters they battle for survival.
"It has taken time for the monstrousness of ISIS to dawn, so while Israel is seeking greater penalties for joining it, this had been taking time too," said Abu Hussein, who also heads the Israeli Arab civil rights group Adalah.
As Amanda Bailey argues, sumptuary monstrousness in early modern England indexed "a lack of self-control and, more particularly, an inability to master one's urges that was equated with a devolution from a state of civilized manhood." (39) Sybil's description of Lacy, Ronda A.
But, in spite of McInnes' strength in the role, the overplaying of the Meredith patriarch's monstrousness hinders the audience from sympathising fully with his plight as a damaged returned soldier.
"My characters share a sense of monstrousness, either perceived or actual.
For Romanticists and Gothicists, additionally, there is considerable insight, along with teachable ideas and examples, in the vivid chapter on "Sentimental Monstrosity." It traces the passage from "moral deformity" by sympathetic standards in Shaftesbury and Smith, as recapitulated by Capra in It's a Wonderful Life, to the monstrousness of sympathy denied to the creature in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, juxtaposed in that novel, however, with a problem lingering on from the eighteenth century: a "material emphasis on neuropsychology" as deeply causal, meaning that the "creature's monstrosity," if socially imposed, could also be viewed as "biologically determined" (251).
I'm not entirely convinced the bloke was fully aware any of it was being filmed, such was his monstrousness, bullying, sulking, arrogance and terrifying disregard for human beings.
It has been a fairytale rise for the lad his fans compare to the great Ellery Hanley What a shame this talisman's feelgood story was overshadowed by Flower's moment of monstrousness.