Definition of plenteous in English:

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plenteous

Pronunciation: /ˈplɛntɪəs/

adjective

literary
Plentiful: the meal was astonishingly plenteous
More example sentences
  • There are plenteous places in Singapore where we get economically-priced burgers, sandwiches and cold coffee.
  • Her beauty was dazzling; even her enemies - and they were plenteous - could not deny this.
  • The harvest is plenteous but the labourers few.

Derivatives

plenteously

Pronunciation: /ˈplɛntɪəsli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The ground untilled all kinds of fruits did plenteously afford.
  • He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
  • The Lord will give us his peace most plenteously, but not in a way of idleness.

plenteousness

Pronunciation: /ˈplɛntɪəsnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘In God there is not hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.’
  • The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
  • He addresses Jerusalem herself: They have plenteousness who love her.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French plentivous, from plentif, -ive, from plente 'plenty'. Compare with bounteous.

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Line breaks: plent|eous

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