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enormity 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/iˈnôrmitē/,
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enormities, plural;
  1. The great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong
    • - a thorough search disclosed the full enormity of the crime
  2. (in neutral use) The large size or scale of something
    • - the enormity of his intellect
  3. A grave crime or sin
    • - the enormities of the regime

  1. outrageousness: the quality of being outrageous
  2. vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"
  3. the quality of extreme wickedness
  4. 1) great wickedness  2) an improper, vicious or immoral act  3) usage problem: great size, immensity
  5. means something grotesquely beyond its intended boundaries, not something that is very large. [So, you don’t refer to the enormity of the hot fudge sundae.]