Definition of copious in English:

copious

Line breaks: copi|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊpɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

copiously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Later on, I heard from my junior gossip writers that the actress had turned up at the Congress headquarters in a spotless white sari and wept copiously when introduced to the party chief.
  • The banana and orange juice provides a good dose of potassium, which you lose copiously during long exercise sessions and may contribute to muscle cramps.
  • Its accession is particularly welcome, since eighteenth-century French painters are not copiously represented in the National Gallery.

copiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • He classifies style according to its copiousness (its quantity of words and figures) and its energy.
  • I consider [purism] as destroying the nerve and beauty of language, while the other improves both, and adds to its copiousness.
  • It exhibits, he writes, ‘a vehemence and rapidity of mind, a copiousness of images, and vivacity of diction.’

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French copieux or Latin copiosus, from copia 'plenty'.

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