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Definitions and Synonyms of enormity | Another word for enormity | What is enormity?

Definition 1: an act of extreme wickedness - [noun denoting act]

(enormity is a kind of ...) an act of atrocious cruelty

Definition 2: the quality of extreme wickedness - [noun denoting attribute]

(enormity is a kind of ...) the quality of being wicked

Definition 3: the quality of being outrageous - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for enormity in the sense of this definition

(enormity is a kind of ...) the quality of being indecent

Definition 4: vastness of size or extent - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where enormity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size
  • universities recognized the enormity of their task

(enormity is a kind of ...) unusual largeness in size or extent or number

(enormity is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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