[ US /iˈnɔɹməti, ɪˈnɔɹməti/ ]
[ UK /ɪnˈɔːmɪti/ ]
  1. the quality of extreme wickedness
  2. the quality of being outrageous
  3. vastness of size or extent
    in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size
    universities recognized the enormity of their task
  4. an act of extreme wickedness
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How To Use enormity In A Sentence

  • So extraordinary is this fact that we shall approach it from sev-eral perspectives to try to bring its enormity within our grasp.
  • I don't get your confusion if I mutter under my breath about the enormity of your shelter, or your look of dry indignation if I run and buddy up with you under your brolly - there's room enough for two, no?
  • But overall there is little sign that policy-makers have grasped the enormity of what has happened. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's difficult to grasp the sheer enormity of the tragedy.
  • This term continues to undermine the recovery of victims and plays down the enormity of the crimes so the perpetrators continually get away with pathetically short sentences. The Sun
  • A mere hint of the enormity of what lay ahead was at Brookhaven in Mississippi, my first stop on the Lampton / Lambton trail.
  • I went from a size 16 to an 8 a few years back, and - thanks to clever dressing in my lardier days - the sheer enormity of my achievement went tragically unrecognised : Belly 4U
  • Nobody fully understands the enormity and complexity of the task of reviving the country's economy.
  • The enormity of biological resources makes a case for raising a whole cadre of highly trained professionals for inventorisation, characterisation and documentation.
  • A worm of proportionable enormity had bored a hole in the shell.
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