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Greatness alternatively in hatred (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

enormity

Here is my best explanation:

'greatness' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'alternatively in hatred' is the subsidiary indication.

'alternatively' becomes 'or'.

'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'hatred' becomes 'enmity' (enmity is a kind of hatred).

'or' put within 'enmity' is 'enormity'.

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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