enormity

Part of speech: noun

Extreme wickedness; a flagrant offense.

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Usage examples "enormity":

  1. But even then the world knew not all the enormity of the crime. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
  2. She appeared to have no other feeling than that of the enormity of her crime. - "A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)", Felix Dahn.
  3. None but those who were acquainted with the Bonaparte family can form any idea of the enormity of this offence. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.