One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they were aware of the enormity of the task’
immensity, vastness, massiveness, hugeness
size, extent, magnitude, expanse, greatness, largeness, bigness
2‘there must be a severe penalty for the enormity of what you have done’
wickedness, evilness, vileness, baseness, blackness, depravity
outrageousness, monstrousness, hideousness, dreadfulness, heinousness, awfulness, nastiness, horror, atrocity
villainy, cruelty, inhumanity, mercilessness, brutality, brutalism, bestiality, barbarism, barbarousness, savagery, viciousness
3‘the enormities of the regime’
outrage, horror, evil, villainy, atrocity, barbarity, act of brutality, act of savagery, act of wickedness, act of cruelty, abomination, monstrosity, obscenity, iniquity
violation, crime, transgression, wrong, wrongdoing, offence, injury, affront, disgrace, scandal, injustice, abuse
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