Enormity vs Curruption - What's the difference?

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Enormity is a related term of curruption.




  • (uncountable) Extreme wickedness, nefariousness.
  • Not until the war ended and journalists were able to enter Cambodia did the world really become aware of the enormity of Pol Pot's oppression.
  • (countable) An act of extreme evil or wickedness.
  • (uncountable) Hugeness, enormousness, immenseness.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 13 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Rooney and his team-mates started ponderously, as if sensing the enormity of the occasion, but once Scholes began to link with Ryan Giggs in the middle of the park, the visitors increased the tempo with Sunderland struggling to keep up.}}
  • * 2007 , Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon , Blue Bridge 2008, p. 103:
  • But the enormity of Clement's vision of papal grandeur only became clear once the public rooms were completed during the years that immediately followed.

    Usage notes

    * Enormity'' is frequently used as a synonym for "enormousness," rather than "great wickedness." This is frequently considered an error; the words have different roots in French, and radically different accepted meanings, although both trace back to the same Latin source word, ''enormis , meaning "deviating from the norm, abnormal."


    Not English

    Curruption has no English definition. It may be misspelled.