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enormous

[ih-nawr-muhs]
adjective
1.
greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense: an enormous fortune.
2.
outrageous or atrocious: enormous wickedness; enormous crimes.

Origin:
1525–35; enorm + -ous

enormously, adverb


1. vast, colossal, gigantic, mammoth, prodigious, stupendous. See huge.
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enormous (ɪˈnɔːməs)
 
adj
1.  unusually large in size, extent, or degree; immense; vast
2.  archaic extremely wicked; heinous
 
[C16: from Latin ēnormis, from ē- out of, away from + norma rule, pattern]
 
e'normously
 
adv
 
e'normousness
 
n

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enormous
1530s, from L. enormis "irregular, extraordinary, very large," from ex- "out of" + norma "rule, norm" (see norm), with Eng. -ous substituted for L. -is. Meaning "extraordinary in size" is attested from 1540s; original sense of "outrageous" is more clearly preserved in enormity. Related: Enormously.
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