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Existing in or yielding great quantities; abundant:‘coal is cheap and plentiful’
be abundant, abound, be numerous, exist in abundance, proliferate, be thick on the groundgrow on treesbe ten a penny, be two a pennyabundant, copious, ample, profuse, rich, lavish, liberal, generous, bountiful, large, huge, great, bumper, flush, overflowing, superabundant, infinite, inexhaustible, opulent, prolific, teeminga gogo, galorelankbounteous, plenteousView synonyms
- ‘Celebrations were plentiful and the overall spirit of the night was very high.’
- ‘Space up front is plentiful and adults can sit in the back for short journeys.’
- ‘On the night of the celebration, the beer was refreshing and the doughnuts were plentiful.’
- ‘Mrs. Tuitt was and is a good role model at a time when these are not plentiful.’
- ‘Now entertainment is plentiful, and much of it is more entertaining than politics.’
- ‘My duck was the best I have tasted: tender meat with crispy skin, and, to top it all, plentiful.’
- ‘We've decided to keep the TV in the bedroom on low so that we hear the sirens, so sleep will not be plentiful I fear.’
- ‘Winter-flowering pansies and violas are in plentiful supply for this job.’
- ‘The hint of heat and the consistency of the plentiful golden korma was perfect.’
- ‘And plentiful research shows that working at home permits greater leisure time.’
- ‘The only work he had ever known was as a musician - and the gigs weren't that plentiful.’
- ‘Because I had to give up my work as a consultant mechanical engineer money is not too plentiful.’
- ‘Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws which govern its acquisition.’
- ‘Skilful, robust and inspirational players are plentiful in this part of the land.’
- ‘The full tillering capacity of wheat is only realised if plants are widely spaced and have plentiful nutrition.’
- ‘Animals were plentiful for hunting, and there was an abundance of wild cereals on the mountain ridges.’
- ‘Traders say it would take some time before fruits become a plentiful commodity in these parts.’
- ‘These were not as plentiful as the player would have liked, for one who has been interested in football since he could walk.’
- ‘I stuffed the bottle with scraps of paper and tinder-dry sticks of which there was a plentiful supply.’
- ‘Transport in Beijing is plentiful in the shape of regular buses, minibuses, subways and taxis.’
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