enormity definition

  • noun:
    • the caliber of moving all ethical bounds; extortionate wickedness or outrageousness.
    • A monstrous offense or evil; an outrage.
    • Usage Problem Great size; immensity: "Beyond that, [Russia's] absolute enormity provided a defense against invaders that no European country enjoyed” ( W. Bruce Lincoln).
    • hawaii or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or to be immoderate, monstrous, or crazy.
    • That which is huge; specially, an exceeding offense against purchase, right, or decency; an atrocious criminal activity; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.
    • hawaii or top-notch becoming enormous, immoderate, or extreme; atrociousness; vastness: in a poor feeling: because, the enormity of his offense.
    • Enormousness; immensity: without derogatory implication.
    • That which surpasses endurable restrictions, or is immoderate, severe, or extravagant; a very grave offense against order, correct, or decency; atrocious crime; an atrocity.
    • Synonyms and Enormity, Enormousness. Enormousness is strictly restricted to vastness in dimensions; enormity, to vastness in atrocity, baseness, etc.
    • the grade of becoming outrageous
    • an act of severe wickedness
    • the quality of extreme wickedness
    • vastness of dimensions or extent
    • the caliber of driving all moral bounds; excessive wickedness or outrageousness.
    • A monstrous offense or evil; an outrage.
    • Usage Problem Great size; immensity: "Beyond that, [Russia's] sheer enormity offered a defense against invaders that no European country liked” ( W. Bruce Lincoln).
    • their state or top-notch exceeding a measure or guideline, or to be immoderate, monstrous, or crazy.
    • That which is huge; specifically, an exceeding offense against order, correct, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.
    • hawaii or top-notch becoming enormous, immoderate, or severe; atrociousness; vastness: in a negative feeling: since, the enormity of their offense.
    • Enormousness; immensity: without derogatory implication.
    • whatever surpasses endurable limitations, or perhaps is immoderate, extreme, or outrageous; an extremely grave offense against purchase, correct, or decency; atrocious crime; an atrocity.
    • Synonyms and Enormity, Enormousness. Enormousness is strictly limited by vastness in dimensions; enormity, to vastness in atrocity, baseness, etc.
    • the grade of becoming crazy
    • an act of extreme wickedness
    • the grade of extreme wickedness
    • vastness of dimensions or degree
    • The quality of passing all moral bounds; extortionate wickedness or outrageousness.
    • A monstrous offense or evil; an outrage.
    • Use Problem Great dimensions; immensity: "Beyond that, [Russia's] absolute enormity offered a defense against invaders that no European country liked” ( W. Bruce Lincoln).
    • their state or top-notch surpassing a measure or guideline, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.
    • That which is huge; specially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious criminal activity; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.
    • their state or top-notch being enormous, immoderate, or extreme; atrociousness; vastness: in a bad good sense: since, the enormity of his offense.
    • Enormousness; immensity: without derogatory implication.
    • whatever surpasses endurable limits, or perhaps is immoderate, severe, or extravagant; a very grave offense against purchase, correct, or decency; atrocious crime; an atrocity.
    • Synonyms and Enormity, Enormousness. Enormousness is purely limited by vastness in proportions; enormity, to vastness in atrocity, baseness, etc.
    • the caliber of being crazy
    • an act of severe wickedness
    • the quality of extreme wickedness
    • vastness of dimensions or extent

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