2. Exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime.

That detestable profession of a life so enormous.

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.

(E*nough"), adv.

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.

Thou knowest well enough . . . that this is no time to lend money.

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 feast."

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.]

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