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enormity (n.)

late 15c., "transgression, crime; irregularity," from Old French enormité "extravagance, atrocity, heinous sin," from Latin enormitatem (nominative enormitas) "hugeness, vastness; irregularity," from enormis "irregular, huge" (see enormous). Meaning "extreme wickedness" in English attested from 1560s. The notion is of that which surpasses the endurable limits of order, right, decency. Sense of "hugeness" (1765 in English) is etymological but to prevent misunderstanding probably best avoided in favor of enormousness, though this, too, originally meant "immeasurable wickedness" (1718) and didn't start to mean "hugeness" until c. 1800.

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Definitions of enormity from WordNet

enormity (n.)
the quality of being outrageous;
Synonyms: outrageousness
enormity (n.)
vastness of size or extent;
universities recognized the enormity of their task
in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size
enormity (n.)
the quality of extreme wickedness;
enormity (n.)
an act of extreme wickedness;
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