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copious

Saltos de línea: copi|ous
Pronunciación: /ˈkəʊpɪəs
 
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Definición de copious en inglés:

adjetivo

1Abundant in supply or quantity: she took copious notes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A sensible approach was taken to the game and copious quantities of water were supplied to the players in an effort to stop them dehydrating.
  • On the other hand, the King Cobra, which has a relatively less potent venom, injects a copious quantity in one bite.
  • It has a year-long mild climate, copious supplies of fresh water, vegetation and trees that contain plenty of good things to eat.
Sinónimos
abundant, superabundant, plentiful, ample, profuse, full, extensive, considerable, substantial, generous, bumper, lavish, fulsome, liberal, bountiful, overflowing, abounding, teeming;
in abundance;
many, numerous, multiple, multifarious, multitudinous, manifold, countless, innumerable
informal a gogo, galore
South African informal lank
literary bounteous, plenteous
myriad
1.1 archaic Profuse in speech or ideas: I had been a little too copious in talking of my country
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Typically courteous, he began his acceptance speech by offering copious thanks to all and sundry.

Origen

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

More
  • Copious is from Latin copia ‘plenty’, also found in the symbol of fruitfulness the cornucopia (late 16th century) or ‘horn of plenty’, and in copy (Late Middle English). The radical change of meaning from the Latin came about because copia had a secondary meaning of ‘permission, licence, opportunity’. Latin phrases such as copiam describendi facere ‘permission to make a transcription’ led to copia being used in medieval Latin to mean a copy.

Derivados

copiously

1
adverbio
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

2
sustantivo
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.’

Words that rhyme with copious

Gropius, Procopius

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