noun, plural e·nor·mi·ties
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Origin of enormity
words often confused with enormity
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH enormityenormity , enormousness (see confusables note at the current entry)
Words nearby enormity
Example sentences from the Web for enormity
Progressives worry that neither proposal is ambitious enough to address the enormity of the problem.Congress Is Considering 2 Plans to Get More Money to Parents. Here's How Each Would Work|Belinda Luscombe|February 12, 2021|Time
We’re not going to stop causing the enormity of harms we do to animals because we care about chickens and pigs—it’s going to be because we create a new technology that renders the current system obsolete.Your first lab-grown burger is coming soon—and it’ll be “blended”|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
This is the last CEO Daily of 2020, and I am struggling with how to capture the enormity of the year in 300 words.
A Google Doc of incarcerated Americans who have died from the disease shows the enormity—and anonymity—of the toll.The way we express grief for strangers is changing|Tanya Basu|December 3, 2020|MIT Technology Review
To look at her in tears was to behold the enormity of her loss.
It was an objective test that, for the first time, let the enormity of the drug problem in America rear its ugly head.Gov't Abandons Best Survey for Counting U.S. Drug Users|Abby Haglage|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A real-life drama proving the enormity of what just one bullet can do continued to unfold.The Movie Murder 911 Tape: Victim’s Last Breaths, With Shooter Nearby|Michael Daly|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even if it was a crutch, the Biblical language in these older writings did justice to the enormity of the forces at play.Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton|Darrell Hartman|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And what better way to rally the troops (and they're all troops, in a pinch) than by pointing out the enormity of the enemy?
She had called the culprit to her desk just before the noon recess and now showed her the enormity of her offenses.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
"Here, let go my hand," she added, suddenly conscious of the enormity John Sibley was committing by squeezing it now.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
But the youth and inexperience of Riaro excused the enormity of a crime perpetrated under the sanction of the supreme pontiff.Rule of the Monk|Giuseppe Garibaldi
It was marked in the circumstances and enormity of the crime, and marked in the subsequent good conduct of the prisoner.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions|George S. Boutwell
I know that is an enormity, but I heard the Major tell of currying horses once.Wayside Courtships|Hamlin Garland