Definition of enormous in English:



  • Very large in size, quantity, or extent.

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