Enormity

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This means “gigantic,” right? It must because it is so closely related to “enormous.” True, common usage is bending this word in that direction. However, it also and primarily means an evil, shocking or immoral act,
one of great wickedness.

On entering Dachau, the American and British soldiers immediately understood the enormity of the crimes that had been committed there.

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