Monster

A monster is any fictional creature, usually found in legends or horror fiction, that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by either its appearance or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order.

The word connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature. It can also be applied figuratively to a person with similar characteristics like a greedy person or a person who does horrible things.

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Famous quotes containing the word monster:

    The monster is never just there where we think he is. What is truly monstrous is our cowardice and sloth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
    It is the green-ey’d monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss
    Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
    But, O, what damned minutes tells he o’er
    Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    By heaven, he echoes me,
    As if there were some monster in his thought
    Too hideous to be shown.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)