One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Plentiful.‘the meal was astonishingly plenteous’
abundant, superabundant, plentiful, ample, profuse, full, extensive, considerable, substantial, generous, bumper, lavish, fulsome, liberal, bountiful, overflowing, abounding, teemingplentiful, abundant, copious, ample, profuse, rich, lavish, liberal, generous, bountiful, large, huge, great, bumper, flush, overflowing, superabundant, infinite, inexhaustible, opulent, prolific, teemingView synonyms
- ‘The plenteous natural resources like water and fertile soil and the greenery, keep people satisfied.’
- ‘People travel from far and wide to visit this town's plenteous antique stores.’
- ‘And as I demonstrated when I dropped one into the bucket, a hagfish can exude from its skin a substance so slimy and so plenteous it seems supernatural.’
- ‘We surveyed Roosevelt Road, where churches seemed as plenteous as liquor stores.’
- ‘So, I spent my first evening in Singapore contemplating my penniless state, surrounded by glamorous people, and drinking the plenteous free refills the barman provided me with.’
- ‘The harvest is plenteous but the labourers few.’
- ‘Your Honour, although my notes are plenteous, I think I have covered most of what I have to say.’
- ‘Their achievements are so plenteous they could fill a book.’
- ‘There are plenteous places in Singapore where we get economically-priced burgers, sandwiches and cold coffee.’
- ‘Her beauty was dazzling; even her enemies - and they were plenteous - could not deny this.’
- ‘Of the plenteous perks of publishing a birding blog, and rest assured, they are manifold, one of the best has to be the free stuff.’
- ‘Third, it leaves plenteous room for continued debate and diverse private opinion about the issue.’
Middle English: from Old French plentivous, from plentif, -ive, from plente ‘plenty’. Compare with bounteous.
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