Illimitable vs Enormous - What's the difference?

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Illimitable is a related term of enormous.

As adjectives the difference between illimitable and enormous

is that illimitable is impervious to limitation, without limit while enormous is (obsolete)  deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.




(en adjective)
  • Impervious to limitation, without limit.
  • * 1909 , Jack London,
  • What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast regions, and immeasurable distances. The Mediterranean and the Euxine were illimitable stretches of ocean waste over which years could be spent in endless wandering.
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  • Synonyms

    * infinite * limitless * unlimited


    * limitable

    Derived terms

    * illimitability * illimitably

    See also

    * inimitable




    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete)  Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.
  • *, New York 2001, p.105:
  • all shall be rather enforced than hindered, except they be dismembered, or grievously deformed, infirm, or visited with some enormous hereditary disease is body or mind.
  • (obsolete)  Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.
  • *, II.12:
  • how apt wee are to receive all impressions, and chiefly the most wicked and enormous .
  • Extremely large; greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers, washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.}}


    * massive * huge * gigantic * humongous * See also