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enormity

e·nor·mi·ty

enormity

 
 
pronunciation:
ih nor m ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: enormities
definition 1: the quality of surpassing moral limits; offensive or disgraceful character.
The enormity of the acts committed by the Nazis during World War II still shocks and sickens us.
synonyms:
atrocity
similar words:
barbarity, brutality, cruelty, evilness, inhumanity, monstrosity, offensiveness
definition 2: a terrible crime or offense; outrage.
synonyms:
outrage
similar words:
atrocity, barbarity, brutality, crime, cruelty, harm, inhumanity, malignity, monstrosity, offense, scandal, transgression, villainy, wrong
definition 3: the quality or state of being overwhelmingly large or momentous.
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