Definition of Enormity

1. Noun. The quality of being outrageous.

Exact synonyms: Outrageousness
Generic synonyms: Indecency
Derivative terms: Outrageous



2. Noun. Vastness of size or extent. "Universities recognized the enormity of their task"

3. Noun. The quality of extreme wickedness.

4. Noun. An act of extreme wickedness.
Generic synonyms: Atrocity, Inhumanity

Definition of Enormity

1. n. The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.

Definition of Enormity

1. Noun. Extreme wickedness, nefariousness. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. An act of extreme evil or wickedness. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Noun. Hugeness, enormousness, immenseness. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enormity

1. a grave offense against decency [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enormity

enomoty
enone
enones
enophile
enophiles
enophthalmia
enophthalmos
enopla
enoplida
enoplida infections
enoptomancy
enoptromancy
enorganic
enorm
enormities
enormity (current term)
enormous
enormously
enormousness
enormousnesses
enorthotrope
enose
enoses
enosimania
enosis
enosises
enostosis
enoteca
enotecas
enough

Literary usage of Enormity

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"As soon as she told it she became easier and went offto sleep, either before she had time to realize the enormity of what she had done, or while she was ..."

2. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"enormity of the order.—Sherman as a pacificator.— Governor Brown's letter.—Position of Vice-President Stephen!'.—Effects of the fall of Atlanta. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... punitive or vindictive damages upon a defendant, having in view the enormity of his offense rather than the measure of compensation to the plaintiff. ..."

4. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"... wilh the excessive love of approbation apparent in his character, even when he was performing- acts of the utmost enormity. ..."

5. The Constitutional and Political History of the United States by Hermann Von Holst, John Joseph Lalor, Paul Shorey, Ira Hutchinson Brainerd (1889)
"... and if all the eight associate justices had unqualifiedly agreed to every word of Taney, the decision would have been a political enormity. ..."

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