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Greatness alternatively in hatred (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

enormity

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Here is my best explanation:

'greatness' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'alternatively in hatred' is the wordplay.
'alternatively' becomes 'or'.
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'hatred' becomes 'enmity' (enmity is a kind of hatred).
'or' placed inside 'enmity' is 'ENORMITY'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for enormity that I've seen before include "Grave crime or sin", "Great wickedness - more tiny (anag)", "Outrageous deed", "horror", "act of wickedness?", "Great wickedness or huge size", "outrage", "Shocking act", "Extreme wickedness or vastness" and "Outrage".)

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