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"The EU enacted the directive in an effort to combat the massive sending of unsolicited commercial emails - i.e., spam."
Is "massive" used correctly here? I get what the author is saying - sending emails to a large number of people - but I'm not sure "massive" really means that.
I have to say that the massive sending sounds a bit odd to me.
Do you prefer "the mass sending ..."?
Or perhaps if someone sent a million emails by one click of "Send", you might call that a "massive send".
mas·sive(msv)adj.1. Consisting of or making up a large mass; bulky, heavy, and solid: a massive piece of furniture.
2. Large or imposing, as in quantity, scope, degree, intensity, or scale: "Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power" (John Foster Dulles). See Synonyms at heavy.
3. Large in comparison with the usual amount: a massive dose of a drug.
Massive - definition of Massive by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.