Definition of enormous in English:



  • Very large in size, quantity, or extent.

    ‘enormous sums of money’
    ‘the possibilities are enormous’
    • ‘They realise the keys don't fit and leap back as the door is forced by an enormous policeman.’
    • ‘He handed me crisp sheets and led us to a simple whitewashed room with two chairs and an enormous bed.’
    • ‘This was an enormous amount of hassle and was going to take up four days of their time.’
    • ‘It is an enormous pressure he shoulders with good grace and a sense of responsibility.’
    • ‘It is costing an enormous amount of money to clean it up, which could be used on other things.’
    • ‘Children have been able to get a real feel for the enormous size of some of the creatures that live in the sea.’
    • ‘He has enormous potential and if he continues like this, he will certainly make it.’
    • ‘We did manage to get an enormous amount of work done.’
    • ‘Performing has given him an enormous boost in confidence over the past two years.’
    • ‘The main building was across from him and the enormous main doors were wide open.’
    • ‘He has made enormous strides in every aspect of his game to become an awesome all-rounder.’
    • ‘He has also managed to borrow an enormous silver car convertible for the weekend.’
    • ‘This is thought to have created a huge fireball and an enormous, damaging shock wave.’
    • ‘They were all innocent souls and I do not have the words to describe this enormous loss.’
    • ‘The burden of expectation placed on the authors of these two reports has been enormous.’
    • ‘An enormous main course, a bottle of local beer and a cappuccino will only set you back a few pounds.’
    • ‘Any one of these ideas will take an enormous amount of effort and investment to implement.’
    • ‘Christmas in the house was fantastic and my father would make an enormous effort.’
    • ‘If you look at the gap in points between the second place team and the third, it's enormous.’
    • ‘The beach is enormous and there are plenty of caves to explore when the tide's out.’
    huge, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide
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Mid 16th century: from Latin enormis ‘unusual, huge’ (see enormity) + -ous.