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enormous

[ ih-nawr-muhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF enormous

Synonyms for enormous

  • colossal
  • excessive
  • gargantuan
  • gigantic
  • huge
  • humongous
  • immense
  • mammoth
  • massive
  • monstrous
  • prodigious
  • tremendous
  • vast
  • astronomic
  • barn door
  • blimp
  • gross
  • jumbo
  • mountainous
  • stupendous
  • super-colossal
  • titanic
  • whopping
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Antonyms for enormous

  • common
  • insignificant
  • little
  • miniature
  • miniscule
  • minute
  • ordinary
  • small
  • teeny
  • tiny
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENORMOUS

All sorts of labor is got at enormous rates of compensation.

The enormous importance of this work will be at once perceived.

There was an enormous complacency in his air over the event.

I absolutely declined to accept or admit the enormous truth hidden in them.

The profits of these were enormous, and when he died in 1759 he left investments to the extent of 20,000.

The enormous wealth of the country will soon adjust that phase of the situation.

Other enormous sums are collected from those who sell to brewers.

The gape of his enormous jaws was nearly as wide as the gateway of the king's palace.

The cabby turned at him his enormous and inflamed countenance truculently.

The intention, evidently, was to swallow us all in the enormous maw of the British navy.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin enormis "out of rule, irregular, shapeless, extraordinary, very large," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + norma "rule, norm" (see norm), with English -ous substituted for Latin -is.

Meaning "extraordinary in size" is attested from 1540s; original sense of "outrageous" is more clearly preserved in enormity. Earlier in same sense was enormyous (mid-15c.). Related: Enormously.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENORMOUS

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