2. Exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime.
That detestable profession of a life so enormous.Bale.
Syn. Huge; vast; immoderate; immense; excessive; prodigious; monstrous. Enormous, Immense,
Excessive. We speak of a thing as enormous when it overpasses its ordinary law of existence or far
exceeds its proper average or standard, and becomes so to speak abnormal in its magnitude,
degree, etc.; as, a man of enormous strength; a deed of enormous wickedness. Immense expresses
somewhat indefinitely an immeasurable quantity or extent. Excessive is applied to what is beyond a
just measure or amount, and is always used in an evil; as, enormous size; an enormous crime; an immense
expenditure; the expanse of ocean is immense. "Excessive levity and indulgence are ultimately excessive
rigor." V. Knox. "Complaisance becomes servitude when it is excessive." La Rochefoucauld
(E*nor"mous*ly), adv. In an enormous degree.
(E*nor"mous*ness), n. The state of being enormous.
(En*or"tho*trope) n. [Gr. in + upright, correct + to turn.] An optical toy; a card on which
confused or imperfect figures are drawn, but which form to the eye regular figures when the card is
rapidly revolved. See Thaumatrope.
(E*nough") a. [OE. inoh, inow, enogh, AS. genoh, genog, a. & adv. (akin to OS. ginog,
D. genoeg, OHG. ginoug, G. genug, Icel. gnogr, Sw. nog, Dan. nok, Goth. ganohs), fr. geneah
it suffices (akin to Goth. ganah); pref. ge- + a root akin to L. nancisci to get, Skr. naç, Gr.
'enegkei^n to carry.] Satisfying desire; giving content; adequate to meet the want; sufficient; usually,
and more elegantly, following the noun to which it belongs.
How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare!Luke xv. 17.
1. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently.
2. Fully; quite; used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent
to very; as, he is ready enough to embrace the offer.
I know you well enough; you are Signior Antonio.Shak.
Thou knowest well enough . . . that this is no time to lend money.Shak.
3. In a tolerable degree; used to express mere acceptableness or acquiescence, and implying a degree
or quantity rather less than is desired; as, the song was well enough.
Enough usually follows the word it modifies.
(E*nough"), n. A sufficiency; a quantity which satisfies desire, is adequate to the want, or is
equal to the power or ability; as, he had enough to do take care of himself. "Enough is as good as a
And Esau said, I have enough, my brother.Gen. xxxiii. 9.
(E*nough"), interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.
(E*nounce") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enounced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enouncing ] [F. énoncer, L.
enuntiare; e out + nuntiare to announce, fr. nuntius messenger. See Nuncio, and cf. Enunciate.]