Definition of plenteous in US English:



  • Plentiful.

    • ‘The harvest is plenteous but the labourers few.’
    • ‘People travel from far and wide to visit this town's plenteous antique 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.’
    • ‘We surveyed Roosevelt Road, where churches seemed as plenteous as liquor stores.’
    • ‘Her beauty was dazzling; even her enemies - and they were plenteous - could not deny this.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are plenteous places in Singapore where we get economically-priced burgers, sandwiches and cold coffee.’
    • ‘The plenteous natural resources like water and fertile soil and the greenery, keep people satisfied.’
    • ‘Third, it leaves plenteous room for continued debate and diverse private opinion about the issue.’
    • ‘Your Honour, although my notes are plenteous, I think I have covered most of what I have to say.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their achievements are so plenteous they could fill a book.’
    abundant, superabundant, plentiful, ample, profuse, full, extensive, considerable, substantial, generous, bumper, lavish, fulsome, liberal, bountiful, overflowing, abounding, teeming
    plentiful, abundant, copious, ample, profuse, rich, lavish, liberal, generous, bountiful, large, huge, great, bumper, flush, overflowing, superabundant, infinite, inexhaustible, opulent, prolific, teeming
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Middle English: from Old French plentivous, from plentif, -ive, from plente ‘plenty’. Compare with bounteous.