enormousness

[ ih-nawr-muhs-nis ]
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noun
  1. very great or abnormal size, bulk, degree, etc.; hugeness; immensity.

Origin of enormousness

1
First recorded in 1795–1805; enormous + -ness

confusables note For enormousness

See enormity.

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How to use enormousness in a sentence

  • I am not undermining or minimizing the enormousness of that challenge, but once you have the data under control of community trust, which are neutral bodies, I think things would start somehow.

  • Wishful Shrinking” chronicles how she became a Jenny Craig “poster girl for enormousness.

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  • So letter-perfect was he in his lines that a layman might have scouted his realization of the enormousness of his responsibility.

    The Last Shot | Frederick Palmer
  • But no merely physical ratio can convey the impression of enormousness that a great naval gun makes on the imagination.

    The Western Front | Muirhead Bone
  • But Julius Cæsar attracted Shaw not less by his positive than by his negative enormousness.

    George Bernard Shaw | Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • It had the cold enormousness of something very near and menacing.

    Creatures of the Abyss | Murray Leinster
  • He had not realized the enormousness of the task of putting a fellow-man out of the world.

    Love of Life | Jack London