enorm

adjective
\ ə̇ˈnȯ(ə)rm, ēˈ- \

Definition of enorm

1 obsolete : abnormal, extraordinary
2a obsolete : outrageous, monstrous
b archaic : enormous, vast
3 Scots law : legally excessive : constituting a legal enormity used of an injury sustained by one by reason of being party to a contract or deed

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History and Etymology for enorm

Middle English enorme, from Middle French, from Latin enormis

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“Enorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enorm. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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