Considering the enormity of this crisis, no administration would be able to manage the situation without some confusion or haste.
The victim herself feels otherwise, faulting herself for not being able to convey the enormity of what happened.
From this article I gained a startling understanding of the enormity of what we ask our soldiers to endure.
Clegg, however, ignored the question, telling Flynn not “to belittle the enormity” of the Australian agreement.
It was an objective test that, for the first time, let the enormity of the drug problem in America rear its ugly head.
However, we have already said our say about the enormity of the danegeld.
These chaps seemed to value a man by the enormity and number of his crimes.
Of its enormity I have already spoken; but what about its origin, its uses, and its continuance?
Mercedes begged, aghast, quaking in realisation of the enormity of her mistake.
Seeing the evil in all its enormity, it roused itself like a strong man to shake it off.
late 15c., "transgression, crime, irregularity," from Old French énormité "extravagance, enormity, atrocity, heinous sin," from Latin enormitatem (nominative enormitas) "hugeness, vastness, irregularity," from enormis (see enormous). Meaning "extreme wickedness" in English attested from 1560s; sense of "hugeness" (1792) is etymological but probably best avoided to prevent misunderstanding.