enormity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (i-nôr'mi-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties
  1. outrageous or heinous character; atrociousness: the enormity of war crimes.
  2. something outrageous or heinous, as an offense: The bombing of the defenseless population was an enormity beyond belief.
  3. greatness of size, scope, extent, or influence; immensity: The enormity of such an act of generosity is staggering.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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