Definition of enormous in English:



  • Very large in size, quantity, or extent.

    ‘enormous sums of money’
    ‘the possibilities are enormous’
    • ‘He handed me crisp sheets and led us to a simple whitewashed room with two chairs and an enormous bed.’
    • ‘This is thought to have created a huge fireball and an enormous, damaging shock wave.’
    • ‘The burden of expectation placed on the authors of these two reports has been enormous.’
    • ‘Any one of these ideas will take an enormous amount of effort and investment to implement.’
    • ‘He has enormous potential and if he continues like this, he will certainly make it.’
    • ‘It is an enormous pressure he shoulders with good grace and a sense of responsibility.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They realise the keys don't fit and leap back as the door is forced by an enormous policeman.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were all innocent souls and I do not have the words to describe this enormous loss.’
    • ‘This was an enormous amount of hassle and was going to take up four days of their time.’
    • ‘It is costing an enormous amount of money to clean it up, which could be used on other things.’
    • ‘The beach is enormous and there are plenty of caves to explore when the tide's out.’
    • ‘Christmas in the house was fantastic and my father would make an enormous effort.’
    • ‘We did manage to get an enormous amount of work done.’
    • ‘An enormous main course, a bottle of local beer and a cappuccino will only set you back a few pounds.’
    • ‘Children have been able to get a real feel for the enormous size of some of the creatures that live in the sea.’
    • ‘If you look at the gap in points between the second place team and the third, it's enormous.’
    huge, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide
    boundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite, cosmic, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagian, substantial
    hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
    mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
    whacking, whacking great, ginormous
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Mid 16th century: from Latin enormis unusual, huge (see enormity)+ -ous.