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