enormous

[ ih-nawr-muhs ]
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adjective
  1. greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense: an enormous fortune.

  2. outrageous or atrocious: enormous wickedness; enormous crimes.

Origin of enormous

1
First recorded in 1525–35; enorm + -ous

synonym study For enormous

1. See huge.

Other words for enormous

Other words from enormous

  • e·nor·mous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for enormous

enormous

/ (ɪˈnɔːməs) /


adjective
  1. unusually large in size, extent, or degree; immense; vast

  2. archaic extremely wicked; heinous

Origin of enormous

1
C16: from Latin ēnormis, from ē- out of, away from + norma rule, pattern

Derived forms of enormous

  • enormously, adverb
  • enormousness, noun

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