enormous
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪˈnɔː(ɹ)məs/
Adjective

enormous

  1. (obsolete) Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , New York 2001, p.105:
      all shall be rather enforced than hindered, except they be dismembered, or grievously deformed, infirm, or visited with some enormous hereditary disease is body or mind […].
  2. (obsolete) Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      how apt wee are to receive all impressions, and chiefly the most wicked and enormous.
  3. Extremely large; greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.
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