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Meaning of ENORMITY

Pronunciation:  i'normitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of extreme wickedness
  2. [n]  the quality of extreme wickedness
  3. [n]  the quality of being outrageous
  4. [n]  (informal) 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"

ENORMITY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: outrageousness
 See Also: atrocity, enormousness, grandness, greatness, immenseness, immensity, indecency, inhumanity, nefariousness, sizeableness, vastness, vileness, wickedness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*nor"mi*ty\, n.; pl. {Enormities}. [L. enormitas, fr.
enormis enormous: cf. F. ['e]normit['e]. See {Enormous}.]
1. The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of
   being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.

         The enormity of his learned acquisitions. --De

2. That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense
   against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime;
   flagitious villainy; an atrocity.

         These clamorous enormities which are grown too big
         and strong for law or shame.          --South.

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