An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (large in size)
a. enorme
An enormous man grabbed me by my lapel and lifted me clear off the ground.Un hombre enorme me agarró por la solapa y me levantó por los aires.
b. inmenso
Before us opened an immense chasm.Ante nosotros se abría un inmenso abismo.
2. (large in quantity)
a. enorme
It was an enormous relief to get accepted into college.Fue un alivio enorme que me admitieran en la universidad.
b. descomunal
You need an enormous courage to face up to reality in such circumstances.Se necesita un valor descomunal para enfrentarse a la realidad en esas circunstancias.
c. voraz (appetite)
Your brother's enormous appetite left us with an empty fridge.El apetito voraz de tu hermano nos dejó con la nevera vacía.
d. cuantioso (amount or debt)
They inherited enormous debts from their father.Heredaron deudas cuantiosas de su padre.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. enorme, inmenso(a)
enormous [ɪˈnɔːməs]
1 (in physical size) [+building, object] enorme; inmenso; [+person, animal] enorme
an enormous great thing una cosa grandísima
I saw a lorry coming towards me. It was an enormous great thing, one of those French juggernauts carrying meat a monster out of your worst nightmares, an enormous great thing with huge teeth, sharp claws and black fur
2 [+patience, relief] enorme; [+effort, variety] enorme; inmenso; [+problems, difficulties] enorme; muy grande; [+profits, losses] enorme; cuantioso; [+appetite] voraz
he was on our side, and that made an enormous difference él estaba de nuestra parte y eso supuso una enorme diferencia; an enormous amount/number of sth una cantidad enorme de algo
they're paid enormous sums to do practically nothing
the country's industrial success has been bought at an enormous cost to the environment el medio ambiente ha pagado un precio muy alto por el éxito industrial del país; it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome Ed Lilly es para mí un inmenso placer dar la bienvenida a Ed Lilly; I get enormous pleasure from reading la lectura es una enorme fuente de placer para mí
to be an enormous [success] she had enormous [talent]
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