Definition of philoprogenitive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfɪlə(ʊ)prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/


1Having many offspring: a philoprogenitive ill-paid artisan
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  • Passed off as the 15th child of his philoprogenitive grandparents, he seems never to have known the true story of his birth.
  • By firmly anchoring each woman's fate in Henry's failure to be philoprogenitive - most crucially in not producing male heirs - Fraser makes a major contribution to feminist scholarship.
1.1Showing love towards one’s offspring.
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  • Now perhaps some people of philoprogenitive proclivities may be led to imagine that a tender gush of paternity is to follow just here.



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  • Then along comes a lady from the adoption agency who seems to be able to inspire a good deal more philoprogenitiveness in the husband than is inspired by his wife.
  • In The Next Million Years he maintained that over-population is the greatest of our problems and that, on the reasonable assumption that philoprogenitiveness is an inherited characteristic, our chances of dealing satisfactorily with it are small.

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