Definition of enormous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈnɔːməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɔːrməs//
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extremely large synonym huge, immense an enormous house/dog an enormous amount of time enormous interest The problems facing the President are enormous. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin enormis ‘unusual, huge’ (from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + norma ‘pattern, standard’) + -ous.Extra examples Their house is absolutely enormous! An enormous number of people were killed that night. The cost of the work was enormous. The council has spent an enormous amount of money on this project. The implications of such a proposal are enormous. They’ve bought an enormous house in the country. Universities are under enormous pressure financially. enormous fun/​pleasure/​importance/​significance/​flexibility/​scope
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