Variant of enormity
noun pl. enormities
- great wickedness: the enormity of a crime
- a monstrous or outrageous act; very wicked crime
- enormous size or extent; vastness: in modern use, considered a loose usage by some
Origin: Fr enormité < L enormitas < enormis, irregular, immoderate, immense < e-, out + norma, rule: see norm
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