Definition of 'enormity'
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You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We did not realise the enormity of the situation back then. The Sun (2010)It drives home the enormity of a disaster that directly affected more than eight million people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The enormity is something we want to capture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It also highlights the enormity of the task facing the new energy minister. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Soon the enormity of the situation was clear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The narcissism of identity politics is spectacularly out of kilter with the enormity of the challenges the country now faces. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But overall there is little sign that policy-makers have grasped the enormity of what has happened. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The sense of the enormity of the landscape is vivid, the cold and the loneliness tangible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Villa fans were enjoying themselves despite the enormity of the situation. The Sun (2013)During the three weeks before the wedding, the enormity of the situation hits home. The Sun (2006)I was overcome by the enormity of the situation. The Sun (2015)But a magazine aimed at helping pastors and church leaders today simply can't dismiss the enormity of the problem. Christianity Today (2000)It comes about because a crime has been committed, a crime of such enormity that the game itself must cease. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This term continues to undermine the recovery of victims and plays down the enormity of the crimes so the perpetrators continually get away with pathetically short sentences. The Sun (2013)Recent and archive footage is hauntingly combined, encouraging us to look beyond the enormity of the disaster and confront the individual human tragedies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They probably didn't understand the enormity of what they were doing, the impact of their probe. The Sun (2015)That's why I fear we are unable to realise the enormity of the threat we face. The Sun (2015)WHEN a group of fans appeared outside his house and a host of pundits turned on him, he realised the enormity of what he had done. The Sun (2011)I hope growing awareness of the enormity of the task he faces in Dusseldorf doesn't prey on his confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. enormity is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'enormity'
British English: enormity NOUN
If you refer to the enormity of something that you consider to be a problem or difficulty, you are referring to its very great size, extent, or seriousness.
I was numbed by the enormity of the responsibility.
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