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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The great size, seriousness, or difficulty of a situation, problem, event etc. Also: An outrageous offense.

Usage examples (39)
  • The enormity of the catastrophe was not known for several days.
  • In careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size
  • Universities recognized the enormity of their task
  • Sullivan gets bonus points for employing the phrase "mindless Rovianism" and for using the word enormity properly. for more
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