Definition of plenitude in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplenəˌt(y)o͞od/


1An abundance: the farm boasts a plenitude of animals and birds
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  • But ‘monarchs need an absence of direct toxins, a plenitude of milkweed, and a plenitude of nectar sources.’
  • Now that I'm doing my Ph.D. at Cambridge, things are a little different; greater flexibility to plan my schedule, a tremendous expanse of beautiful, open countryside, a plenitude of paths and pavements to explore.
  • During his residence he collected a plenitude of ethnographica for the ethnographical museums in Berlin, Leipzig, and Stuttgart.
informal load, slew, heap, buttload, ton
1.1The condition of being full or complete: the plenitude of the pope’s powers
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  • That mirage, or intuition, revelation or dream opposes order to disorder, plenitude to emptiness, and to disgust wonder, hope, enthusiasm.
  • But does this aesthetic plenitude really help?
  • Goldwater, in short, was a politician of ideas, not knee-jerk reaction or pork-barrel plenitude.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin plenitudo, from plenus 'full'.

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Syllabification: plen·i·tude

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