- fullness or adequacy in quantity, measure, or degree; abundance: a plenitude of food, air, and sunlight.
- state of being full or complete.
Origin of plenitude
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Examples from the Web for plenitude
Publishers Weekly calls Plenitude “fresh, persuasive, and passionately argued, speaking to the individual and the collective.”
Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealthby Juliet B. Schor A leading economist imagines a new, more sustainable economy.
A pretty plea to a beloved object in the plenitude of her power!Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
He was fond of good company, and of this there was a plenitude in Dublin.
For most, however, there was minor luxury, and a plenitude of necessities.Final Weapon
Everett B. Cole
Those who possessed the plenitude of power were bound to employ it.Lectures on the French Revolution
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.The Picture of Dorian Gray
- abundance; copiousness
- the condition of being full or complete
Word Origin and History for plenitude
early 15c., from Old French plenitude and directly from Latin plenitudinem (nominative plenitudo) "abundance, completeness, fullness," from plenus "complete, full" (see plenary).