Definition of plenteous in US English:



  • Plentiful.

    • ‘Their achievements are so plenteous they could fill a book.’
    • ‘People travel from far and wide to visit this town's plenteous antique stores.’
    • ‘Your Honour, although my notes are plenteous, I think I have covered most of what I have to say.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Third, it leaves plenteous room for continued debate and diverse private opinion about the issue.’
    • ‘The harvest is plenteous but the labourers few.’
    • ‘The plenteous natural resources like water and fertile soil and the greenery, keep people satisfied.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We surveyed Roosevelt Road, where churches seemed as plenteous as liquor stores.’
    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.