Enormity Definition

ĭ-nôrmĭ-tē
enormities
noun
enormities
Great wickedness.
The enormity of a crime.
Webster's New World
The quality of passing all moral bounds; excessive wickedness or outrageousness.
American Heritage
A monstrous or outrageous act; very wicked crime.
Webster's New World
Enormous size or extent; vastness.
Webster's New World
Enormity is defined as the huge size or scale of something, or is defined as something that is defined as extremely important.
When you are overwhelmed by the extreme importance of the decision of whether to get married or not, this is an example of a time when you are overwhelmed by the enormity of the decision.
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Other Word Forms of Enormity

Noun

Singular:
enormity
Plural:
enormities

Origin of Enormity

  • French énormité from Old French from Latin ēnormitās from ēnormis unusual, enormous enormous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French énormité, from Latin ēnormitātem, from ēnormis.

    From Wiktionary

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