- A large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough: I would have plenty of time to get home you’ll have plenty to keep you busy [as adjective]: • informal or • dialect there was plenty roomMore example sentences
a lot of, many, a great deal of, enough (and to spare), no lack of, sufficient, a wealth of• informal loads of, lots of, heaps of, stacks of, masses of, tons of, oodles of, scads of, a slew of, a bucketload of, a buttload of, a shedload of
- 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.
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- A situation in which food and other necessities are available in sufficiently large quantities: such natural phenomena as famine and plentyMore example sentences
- On Christmas Day, at least, we hope to bring plenty and warmth to all such cases.
- Those of vague faith hold a perfectly reasonable and defensible position in a world of plenty.
- That way he has plenty to feed himself, as well as some of his garden's pests.
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- Used to emphasize the degree of something: she has plenty more ideasMore example sentences
- 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'.