- greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense: an enormous fortune.
- outrageous or atrocious: enormous wickedness; enormous crimes.
Origin of enormous
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Examples from the Web for enormously
But events in the Special Administrative Region are enormously important to the Communist Party leadership in Beijing.Occupy Hong Kong Hangs On
September 30, 2014
To me, this seemed to be a country that was overflowing with interesting, smart, enormously talented people.Has Friendship With Israel Become a Casualty of War?
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Television and film are enormously influential in our culture, particularly for the cues they send about health and sexuality.Planned Parenthood: Why NBC's Abortion Ad Snafu Matters
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Federal appellate and district courts are enormously important in our legal system.Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom
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The passengers for this enormously expensive helicopter fleet?Obama’s New Helicopter Fleet Could Cost $20 Billion
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He had been enormously relieved when his mother returned to Ireland.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"It is enormously important, I grant--enormously," he repeated, reflectively.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Their chariots, enormously outnumbered, were destroyed rather than defeated.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
The roads, however, abound in mud, and the streams are enormously swollen.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
Now, by the new device of boiling, the food-supply was enormously increased.Is civilization a disease?
- unusually large in size, extent, or degree; immense; vast
- archaic extremely wicked; heinous
Word Origin and History for enormously
Meaning "extraordinary in size" is attested from 1540s; original sense of "outrageous" is more clearly preserved in enormity. Earlier in same sense was enormyous (mid-15c.). Related: Enormously.