Definition of copious in English:

copious

adjective

  • 1Abundant in supply or quantity:

    ‘she took copious notes’
    • ‘The weekend and today have been mostly taking it easy drinking copious amounts of tea and sleeping all day today.’
    • ‘However, like all lawyers, he came to the interview carrying copious notes!’
    • ‘Pumpkins need copious amounts of food and water, particularly at the small seedling stage and when flowers and fruits are forming.’
    • ‘But my greatest one is - by far and away - the ability to watch copious amounts of television.’
    • ‘He now has 15 diaries filled with copious notes, running into more than 5,000 pages.’
    • ‘The funniest moment happened when I noticed one guest drinking a rather copious amount of someone else's gin.’
    • ‘Nothing was wasted; the copious quantities of fat produced as a by-product would be sold to the fish and chip trade.’
    • ‘My advice is to go to see this film sooner, rather than later because you may well want to return to see it again armed with a pen and copious amounts of paper.’
    • ‘"I try to take copious notes on song quality, " he adds.’
    • ‘I'm worryingly sober, despite a rather copious amount of alcohol consumed.’
    • ‘As a result of his faulty strategy, White now loses copious quantities of material.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bound elegantly with copious footnotes, this is a monument to a scholar's lifetime work.’
    • ‘There is a copious supply of comment forms for residents of Bingley to write their thoughts on and a ballot box into which to deposit the forms.’
    • ‘The result is a very long book of just under 500 pages with copious references.’
    • ‘Life is so much easier these days, with supermarkets providing us with copious supplies of fruit and vegetables all year round.’
    • ‘All her pails, rags, and brushes were over there, along with copious supplies of soot.’
    • ‘It has a year-long mild climate, copious supplies of fresh water, vegetation and trees that contain plenty of good things to eat.’
    • ‘The copious quantities of salt in this product are unlikely to help matters either.’
    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
    a gogo, galore
    lank
    bounteous, plenteous
    myriad
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    1. 1.1archaic Profuse in speech or ideas:
      ‘I had been a little too copious in talking of my country’
      • ‘Typically courteous, he began his acceptance speech by offering copious thanks to all and sundry.’
      prolific, abundant, ample, extravagant, lavish, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive, gushing, immoderate, unrestrained, excessive, inordinate
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

copious

/ˈkəʊpɪəs/