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Enormous vs. Massive

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Enormousadjective

(obsolete) Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.

Massiveadjective

Of or pertaining to a large mass; weighty, heavy, or bulky.

‘A massive comet or asteroid appears to have ended the era of the dinosaurs.’;

Enormousadjective

(obsolete) Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.

Massiveadjective

Much larger than normal.

‘Compared to its counterparts from World War II, the Abrams main battle tank is truly massive.’;

Enormousadjective

Extremely large; greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.

Massiveadjective

Of great significance or import; overwhelming.

‘The enlightenment comprises massive shifts in many areas of Western thought.’;

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Enormousadjective

Exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal.

‘Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait.’;

Massiveadjective

(mineralogy) Not exhibiting crystal form.

Enormousadjective

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

‘That detestable profession of a life so enormous.’;

Massiveadjective

Of particularly exceptional quality or value; awesome.

‘Did you see Colbert last night? He was massive!’;

Enormousadjective

extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree;

‘an enormous boulder’; ‘enormous expenses’; ‘tremendous sweeping plains’; ‘a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology’; ‘a plane took off with a tremendous noise’;

Massiveadjective

outstanding, beautiful

‘Your dress is massive, love. Where did you get it?’;

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Massiveadjective

(informal) To a very great extent; total, utter.

Massiveadjective

(physics) (of a particle) Possessing mass.

‘Some bosons are massive while others are massless.’;

Massivenoun

(mineralogy) A homogeneous mass of rock, not layered and without an obvious crystal structure.

‘karst massives in western Georgia’;

Massivenoun

(slang) A group of people from a locality, or sharing a collective aim, interest, etc.

‘Big up to the Croydon massive!’;

Massiveadjective

Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy.

Massiveadjective

In mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no regular form; as, a mineral occurs massive.

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Massiveadjective

imposing in size or bulk or solidity;

‘massive oak doors’; ‘Moore's massive sculptures’; ‘the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture’; ‘a monumental scale’;

Massiveadjective

being the same substance throughout;

‘massive silver’;

Massiveadjective

imposing in scale or scope or degree or power;

‘massive retaliatory power’; ‘a massive increase in oil prices’; ‘massive changes’;

Massiveadjective

consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter;

‘Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets’;

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