Definition of enormous in English:

enormous

Line breaks: enor|mous
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɔːməs
 
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adjective

Very large in size, quantity, or extent: enormous sums of money the possibilities are enormous
More example sentences
  • Children have been able to get a real feel for the enormous size of some of the creatures that live in the sea.
  • It is costing an enormous amount of money to clean it up, which could be used on other things.
  • We did manage to get an enormous amount of work done.
Synonyms
huge, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide;
boundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite, cosmic, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial;
hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin enormis 'unusual, huge' (see enormity) + -ous.

Derivatives

enormousness

noun
More example sentences
  • The shark battled for 40 minutes before the angler saw its enormousness.
  • I'm Margaret… thinking, like you, about the enormousness of the task…
  • She hadn't realized the enormousness of her responsibility.

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