Definition of multitudinous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌməltəˈt(y)o͞od(ə)nəs/


1Very numerous: the tinkling of multitudinous bells from the herd
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  • Before his death in 1989, there were multitudinous awards, ranging from presidential citations to a Carnegie Hall recital celebrating his life's work.
  • And more than a dozen national parks sprang up throughout Eastern Europe - to mention only a handful of the multitudinous changes that followed the end of the Cold War.
  • Though all his films are in Bengali or Hindi, their subtly observed study of multitudinous shades of the human condition ranks them as universal in their appeal and acclaim.
numerous, many, abundant, profuse, prolific, copious, multifarious, innumerable, countless, numberless, infinite
literary divers, myriad
1.1Consisting of or containing many individuals or elements: the multitudinous array of chemical substances that exist in the natural world
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  • When one looks at Nature as a whole, there are multitudinous diversities contained within it, and many wholes that exist within it.
  • The multitudinous facets of Christmas, that season of hope but also that season of unbearable loneliness for so many of New York's internal exiles, are captured memorably here in Didion's painfully accurate prose.
  • A microscopic image of a slug follows these reflections, reinforcing this notion, reminding us that perception is multitudinous and malleable.
1.2 literary (Of a body of water) vast.



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  • I know all about these coleoptera, because our great cave, three miles below Hannibal, was multitudinously stocked with them, and often I brought them home to amuse my mother with.
  • Hence the entrepreneur is multitudinously benefited.
  • The figures of speech (metaphor, metonym, synecdoche, and irony) are the four main categories of tropes, although tropes have been multitudinously identified in treatises on rhetoric.


Example sentences
  • As the years progressed, he appeared to thrive on the multitudinousness of his tasks.
  • He loves the sheer multitudinousness of the world.
  • It is this that enables us to know the multitudinousness that the world is.


Early 17th century: from Latin multitudo (see multitude) + -ous.

Words that rhyme with multitudinous

platitudinous, pulchritudinous, vicissitudinous

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Syllabification: mul·ti·tu·di·nous

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