What does enormity mean?

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  1. (uncountable) Extreme wickedness, nefariousness, cruelty. [from 15th c.]
  2. (countable) An act of extreme evil or wickedness. [from 15th c.]
  3. (uncountable) Hugeness, enormousness, immenseness. [from 18th c.]
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I take my petty troubles and watch them pale into insignificance beside the enormity of the battles you fight.
Time is of the essence because of the enormity of the state's pollution problems.
The adrenaline of the initial shock had worn off a bit, and I was able to take in the enormity of the event.
I'm starting to get a little worried about the enormity of the task ahead and the amount of change the next couple of months will bring.
The enormity of what had just transpired was slowly sinking into each scientist.
As the enormity of the disaster became apparent to people up here, many have responded quite charitably.

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