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noun enormity pronunciation in American English /ɪˈnɔrməti/ 
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singularenormity
pluralenormities
  1. 1
    [uncountable] used to mean the extremely large size of something, although some people consider this to be incorrect
    enormity of:

    He considered the enormity of the task he had been given.

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the fact that something is morally wrong, or the degree to which it is morally wrong
    enormity of:

    They were desperate to conceal the enormity of what they had done.

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    1. a.
      [countable] an action that is morally wrong
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