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e·nor·mous

enormous

 
 
pronunciation:
ih nor ms
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very large in size or amount; huge.
The Atlantic Ocean contains an enormous amount of water.The Empire State building is an enormous building.
 
synonyms:
gigantic, huge, immense, mammoth, tremendous, vast
antonyms:
diminutive, tiny
similar words:
extensive, giant, great, jumbo, massive, monstrous, mountainous, numerous
derivations: enormously (adv.), enormousness (n.)
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The word enormous contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
norm Latin root that means rule, pattern
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-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix "-ous , -ious " attaches to Latin, Greek, and native English roots