enor·​mous·​ly i-ˈnȯr-məs-lē How to pronounce enormously (audio)
: to a very great or enormous degree or extent : exceedingly, vastly
an enormously popular performer
an area of business that has grown enormously in recent years
an enormously complicated problem

Examples of enormously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of those who spoke to THR describe a film that is an enormously hard sell to a wide audience. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2024 But despite the over-the-top tactics that had worked so well for Bowie – a billboard on Sunset Strip, limos, expensive hotels – Ronson, although an enormously talented and charismatic musician, was not a superstar frontman. Jem Aswad, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024 Applying the term to the Taliban’s policies and codifying it as an international crime would also be enormously valuable in practice. Lisa Curtis, Foreign Affairs, 28 Mar. 2024 Our immunological white boards for flu are full of impossible-to-decipher scrawls that vary enormously from person to person. Helen Branswell, STAT, 28 Mar. 2024 This is enormously important: This authority has not declared a famine anywhere in the world since one in South Sudan in 2017. Nicholas Kristof, The Mercury News, 22 Mar. 2024 Both films were stylishly directed by George Roy Hill and proved enormously popular with the Academy: Butch was nominated for seven Oscars and won four (including best original screenplay), but Sting won seven of its 10 nominations, including best picture, original screenplay and director for Hill. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2024 And his ugly behavior is even more troubling because of the fact that Musk is enormously influential, casting a large shadow across multiple industries and doing billions of dollars’ worth of national security business with the US government. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 But there is an enormously effective, nearly cost-free way to do this — a way that many people, including you, tend to overlook or dismiss: Write them a letter about what these visits mean to you. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enormously was in 1668

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“Enormously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enormously. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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