enormity Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"enormity" in American English

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 us   /ɪˈnɔr·mə·t̬i/

enormity noun (LARGENESS)

[U] greatsize or ​amount: The enormity of the ​wilderness awed us.

enormity noun (TERRIBLE QUALITY)

[C/U] a ​terrible or ​immoralact, or how ​terrible or ​immoral something is: [U] Shock over the enormity of the ​crime has ​subsided. [C] Goya’s etchings ​depict in ​shockingdetail the enormities of ​war.
(Definition of enormity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"enormity" in British English

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uk   /ɪˈnɔː.mɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈnɔːr.mə.t̬i/

enormity noun (SIZE)

[U] very ​greatsize or ​importance: Nobody ​fullyunderstands the enormity and ​complexity of the ​task of ​reviving the country's ​economy. I don't ​think you ​realize the enormity of the ​problem.

enormity noun (EVIL ACT)

[C or U] formal an ​extremelyevilact or the ​quality of being ​extremelyevil
(Definition of enormity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “enormity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大小, 巨大, 严重性…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大小, 巨大, 嚴重性…
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