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Enormity Definition

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[n] an act of extreme wickedness
[n] the quality of extreme wickedness
[n] the quality of being outrageous
[n] (informal) vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"


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outrageousness

Misc. Definitions

\E*nor"mi*ty\, n.; pl. {Enormities}. [L. enormitas, fr. enormis enormous: cf. F. ['e]normit['e]. See {Enormous}.]
1. The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous. The enormity of his learned acquisitions. --De Quincey.
2. That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity. These clamorous enormities which are grown too big and strong for law or shame. --South.

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