Enormity

Definition of Enormity

E`nor´mi`ty
n.1.The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.
The enormity of his learned acquisitions.
- De Quincey.
2.That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.
These clamorous enormities which are grown too big and strong for law or shame.
- South.

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