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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
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They had little private jokes of their own which, unintelligible to the outsider, amused them enormously.
The case appeared to be enormously thick, and it was possible that the faint sounds we heard represented a noisy tumult in the interior.
The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give her.
But this morning, it really does seem not life but a play, and it did amuse me enormously to watch the W's.
England was enormously in debt at the close of the old French War; and it was pretended that this debt had been contracted for the defence of the American colonies, and that, therefore, a part of it ought to be paid by them.
Little Victor in his night-clothes runs to the window, enormously amused at the parabolic flight without reason, for it is too dark to see the grapnel, of my prized tree.
Had Tarzan been a full-grown bull ape of the species of his tribe he would have been more than a match for the gorilla, but being only a little English boy, though enormously muscular for such, he stood no chance against his cruel antagonist.
I could take the one in Greek easily, but I'd rather take the mathematical one because I want to prove to Jonas that I'm really enormously clever.
Seton next morning we liked him enormously, and voted him a jolly good fellow.
But when she awoke and inaugurated the machine-civilization, her productive power had been enormously increased.
The pouter has a much elongated body, wings, and legs; and its enormously developed crop, which it glories in inflating, may well excite astonishment and even laughter.
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.