enormous

[ ih-nawr-muhs ]
/ ɪˈnɔr məs /
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adjective

greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense: an enormous fortune.
outrageous or atrocious: enormous wickedness; enormous crimes.

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Origin of enormous

First recorded in 1525–35; enorm + -ous

synonym study for enormous

1. See huge.

OTHER WORDS FROM enormous

e·nor·mous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for enormous

enormous
/ (ɪˈnɔːməs) /

adjective

unusually large in size, extent, or degree; immense; vast
archaic extremely wicked; heinous

Derived forms of enormous

enormously, adverbenormousness, noun

Word Origin for enormous

C16: from Latin ēnormis, from ē- out of, away from + norma rule, pattern
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