Definition of plenty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈplɛnti


  • A large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough: I would have plenty of time to get home before my parents arrived you’ll have plenty to keep you busy there are shops in plenty [as determiner]: informal or • dialect there was plenty room
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    • It could mean that she has no secrets or that she has plenty but has no room to tell us what they are.
    • So Boris achieved his end, drank plenty, signed books and made some more money.
    • For a fourteen year old that is downright insulting and even an eight year old may have plenty to say on his or her own account.
    a lot of, many, a great deal of, a good deal of, a large number/amount of, a plethora of, quantities of, enough, more than enough, enough and to spare, no lack of, sufficient, a wealth of, a feast of, a cornucopia of
    informal loads of, lots of, heaps of, bags of, stacks of, piles of, masses of, tons of, oodles of, oceans of, a raft of, a hatful of, more … than one can shake a stick at
    British informal lashings of
    North American informal scads of, a slew of, gobs of, gazillions of
    Australian/New Zealand informal a swag of
    vulgar slang a shitload of, shitloads of
    North American vulgar slang assload
    archaic a deal of, a mickle of, a peck of


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[usually as submodifier] informal Back to top  
  • Used to emphasize the degree of something: she has plenty more ideas
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    • For that reason, many less discriminating viewers will be plenty happy with this movie.
    • You didn't stick to your strategy, and it may have cost you plenty in the long run.
    • Seeing animals reproducing in the wild would be plenty magical enough for me.


Middle English (in the sense 'fullness, perfection'): from Old French plente, from Latin plenitas, from plenus 'full'.

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