enormous Definition

very large in size, quantity, or extent.

Using enormous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "enormous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company made an enormous profit last year.

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    The elephant was enormous and could hardly fit in the room.

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    She has an enormous collection of books.

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    The task ahead of us is enormous.

enormous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for enormous

Phrases with enormous

  • a very large quantity of something


    We spent an enormous amount of money on the project.

  • a significant effect or influence on something


    The new policy had an enormous impact on the economy.

  • a great deal of stress or strain on someone or something


    The athlete was under enormous pressure to win the championship.

Origins of enormous

from Latin 'enormis', meaning 'out of rule'


Summary: enormous in Brief

The term 'enormous' [ɪˈnɔːməs] describes something that is very large in size, quantity, or extent. It can refer to anything from profits to collections, as in 'The company made an enormous profit last year.' 'Enormous' is often paired with phrases like 'enormous amount,' 'enormous impact,' and 'enormous pressure,' which describe large quantities, significant effects, and high levels of stress, respectively.

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