- large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food.
- having or yielding an abundant supply: a copious larder; a copious harvest.
- exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.
Origin of copious
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2. See ample.
1. scanty, scarce. 3. meager.
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Examples from the Web for copiousness
They sing with more confidence and copiousness, and as if they, too, had been touched by civilization.Fresh Fields</p>
For copiousness, sustained wit, and verbal brilliancy the man had few equals.Unicorns
From all this we may form some idea of the richness and copiousness of Joseph's history.Notes on the Book of Genesis
Charles Henry Mackintosh
And the drinking was, of course, of a copiousness he had little dreamed of.Villa Elsa
He had a light to all its copiousness, and the other party should have allowed him full enjoyment.Irish Wit and Humor
- abundant; extensive in quantity
- having or providing an abundant supply
- full of words, ideas, etc; profuse
C14: from Latin cōpiōsus well supplied, from cōpia abundance, from ops wealth
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Word Origin and History for copiousness
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