Definition of plentiful in English:

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plentiful

Pronunciation: /ˈplɛntɪfʊl/
/ˈplɛntɪf(ə)l/

adjective

Existing in or yielding great quantities; abundant: coal is cheap and plentiful
More example sentences
  • Animals were plentiful for hunting, and there was an abundance of wild cereals on the mountain ridges.
  • On the night of the celebration, the beer was refreshing and the doughnuts were plentiful.
  • Celebrations were plentiful and the overall spirit of the night was very high.
Synonyms
informal a gogo, galore
South African informal lank
literary bounteous, plenteous
be abundant, abound, be numerous, exist in abundance, proliferate, be thick on the ground
informal grow on trees
British informal be two/ten a penny

Derivatives

plentifully

Pronunciation: /ˈplɛntɪfʊli/ /ˈplɛntɪf(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • I'm eating plentifully and the weight is cascading off.
  • It was heaped far too plentifully and upset the balance of the dish with its harsh vinegar astringency.
  • They'll feed you well and plentifully because that's just what they do.

plentifulness

Pronunciation: /ˈplɛntɪfʊlnəs/ /ˈplɛntɪf(ə)lnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘This is a disease of plentifulness,’ said surgeon Paul Selinkoff.
  • Avocados are called ‘poor man's butter ‘in the tropics because of their texture and plentifulness there.’
  • In populous countries, the desire to own land is not easily gratified, because the land is scarce and dear: the plentifulness and cheapness of land in thinly-peopled countries enables almost everybody who wishes it to become a landowner.

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