Translation of enormity in Spanish:

enormity

Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɔːrməti; ɪˈnɔːməti/

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (wickedness) enormidad (feminine)
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    • The full enormity of the tragedy has now emerged, and large sums of money have been pledged.
    • This because the horror, the scale, the quantitative enormity and ‘serial’ nature of the crimes had exceeded any individual legal responsibility.
    • Even as the full enormity of the attack continued to sink in, Nato and the UN Security Council were falling in behind the US line.
    1.2 countable/numerable (crime) atrocidad (feminine), barbaridad (feminine)
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    • There is no doubt that the person to be tried committed criminal enormities.
    • Such bloodstained enormities pass unnoticed now in a media pummelled into numbness by a government at last bereft of any moral sense or shame.
    • Before the human and financial enormities of that conflict, leaders and citizens assumed that wars were what countries did.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (great size) enormidad (feminine)
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    • The Government has not grasped the full enormity of what is happening to this industry.
    • With the multi-million euro shopping centre at its Shandon location now in full swing the enormity of its benefit to the overall economy of the town can hardly be overstated.
    • At this stage I have not had the opportunity to review the draft plan at the Council chambers so do not know the full enormity of the plan.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.