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Related to immenseness: ampleness


1. Very great in size, extent, or amount: an immense cloud.
2. Of great scope or consequence: immense difficulty. See Synonyms at enormous.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin immēnsus : in-, not; see in-1 + mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī, to measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

im·mense′ly adv.
im·mense′ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immenseness - unusual largeness in size or extent or number
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
enormity - vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"
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