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Used by journalists and other ill-educated people to mean 'enormousness'. Actually means 'extreme wickedness' and not related to size in any way.
The enormity of his ignorance became obvious when he referred to the enormity of an innocent elephant, who had led a blameless life.
The enormity of Stalin's regime only became fully apparent after his death.
It will take some time for the enormity of this legislation to emerge.
by sempre September 11, 2013