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English definition of “enormity”

enormity

noun  /ɪˈnɔr·mə·t̬i/ us  

enormity noun (LARGENESS)

[U] great size or amount: The enormity of the wilderness awed us.

enormity noun (TERRIBLE QUALITY)

[C/U] a terrible or immoral act, or how terrible or immoral something is: [U] Shock over the enormity of the crime has subsided. [C] Goya’s etchings depict in shocking detail the enormities of war.
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