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noun [U] (SIZE)    /ɪˈnɔː.mɪ.ti/ US  /-ˈnɔːr.mə.t̬i/
very great size or importance: Nobody fully understands the enormity and complexity of the task of reviving the country's economy. I don't think you realize the enormity of the problem.EnormousBig and quite big
(Definition of enormity noun (SIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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