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e·nor·mous

 (ĭ-nôr′məs)
adj.
1.
a. Very great in size, extent, or amount.
b. Very great in scope or import: enormous influence.
2. Archaic Very wicked; heinous.

[From Latin ēnormis, unusual, huge, monstrous : ē-, ex-, ex- + norma, norm; see gnō- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from Middle English enormious, from Latin ēnormis.]

e·nor′mous·ly adv.
e·nor′mous·ness n.
Synonyms: enormous, immense, huge, gigantic, colossal, mammoth, tremendous, gargantuan, vast
These adjectives describe what is extraordinarily large. Enormous suggests a marked excess beyond the norm in size, amount, or degree: an enormous boulder.
Immense refers to boundless or immeasurable size or extent: an immense sky.
Huge especially implies greatness of size or capacity: a huge tanker.
Gigantic refers to size likened to that of a giant: a gigantic redwood tree.
Colossal suggests a hugeness that elicits awe or taxes belief: a valley ringed by colossal mountains.
Mammoth is applied to something of unwieldy hugeness: "mammoth stone figures in ... buckled eighteenth-century pumps, the very soles of which seem mountainously tall" (Cynthia Ozick).
Tremendous suggests awe-inspiring or fearsome size: a tremendous waterfall.
Gargantuan stresses greatness of size or capacity and often suggests extravagance or excess: "Dense schools of menhaden ... slurp up enormous quantities of plankton and detritus like gargantuan vacuum cleaners" (H. Bruce Franklin).
Vast refers to greatness of extent, size, area, or scope, and is often applied to what inspires a sense of grandeur or awe: "Another vast mountain of darkness rose, towering up like a wave that should engulf the world" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
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enormously

[ɪˈnɔːməslɪ] ADV [improve, vary, help] → enormemente; [enjoy] → muchísimo, enormemente; [like] → muchísimo; [important, difficult, popular] → tremendamente; [relieved] → inmensamente, enormemente
it's enormously expensivees tremendamente or enormemente caroes carísimo
he runs an enormously successful businessdirige un negocio muy próspero
he launched an enormously successful stage careerinició una carrera teatral de enorme éxito

enormously

[ɪˈnɔːrməsli] adv [vary, change] → énormément; [improve, grow] → énormément; [increase] → dans des proportions énormes; [enjoy] → énormément; [popular, successful, rich] → extrêmement; [important, powerful] → extrêmement
to be enormously successful → avoir un succès énorme
The film was enormously successful at the box office → Le film a eu un succès énorme au box-office.

enormously

adv (+vb) → enorm; (+adj) → ungeheuer

enormously

[ɪˈnɔːməslɪ] advenormemente
References in classic literature ?
The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give her.
He was an enormously rich man--he had a hand in all the big graft in the neighborhood.
The secrecy with which everything had been carried on between them, was rationally treated as enormously heightening the crime, because, had any suspicion of it occurred to the others, proper measures would have been taken to prevent the marriage; and he called on Elinor to join with him in regretting that Lucy's engagement with Edward had not rather been fulfilled, than that she should thus be the means of spreading misery farther in the family.
He prospered enormously, but the work men were no better off than at first, and they dared not rebel and demand more of the money they had made, for there were always plenty of starving wretches outside willing to take their places on the old terms.
He was enormously tall, and carried a large green stick with which he touched the fish, saying in a terrible voice, "Fish, fish, are you doing your duty?
That very night our renegade returned and said he had learned that the Moor we had been told of lived in that house, that his name was Hadji Morato, that he was enormously rich, that he had one only daughter the heiress of all his wealth, and that it was the general opinion throughout the city that she was the most beautiful woman in Barbary, and that several of the viceroys who came there had sought her for a wife, but that she had been always unwilling to marry; and he had learned, moreover, that she had a Christian slave who was now dead; all which agreed with the contents of the paper.
This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only, describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement--the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.
Then Captain Nemo seemed to grow enormously, his features to assume superhuman proportions.
Beneath my feet, then, the earth must be tunnelled enormously, and these tunnellings were the habitat of the new race.
The case appeared to be enormously thick, and it was possible that the faint sounds we heard represented a noisy tumult in the interior.
Imagine to yourself a Don Quixote of eighteen; a Don Quixote without his corselet, without his coat of mail, without his cuisses; a Don Quixote clothed in a wooden doublet, the blue color of which had faded into a nameless shade between lees of wine and a heavenly azure; face long and brown; high cheek bones, a sign of sagacity; the maxillary muscles enormously developed, an infallible sign by which a Gascon may always be detected, even without his cap--and our young man wore a cap set off with a sort of feather; the eye open and intelligent; the nose hooked, but finely chiseled.
I am enormously anxious to finish my night at the Duke of Bracciano's.