- existing in great plenty: Coal was plentiful, and therefore cheap, in that region.
- yielding abundantly: a plentiful source of inspiration.
Origin of plentiful
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2. fruitful, bounteous, productive; luxuriant.
1. Plentiful, ample, abundant, bountiful describe a more than adequate supply of something. Plentiful suggests an over-adequate quantity: a plentiful supply. Ample suggests a more than adequate quality as well: to give ample praise. Abundant implies a greater degree of plenty, and bountiful a still more ample quality as well: an abundant, even a bountiful, harvest.
1. sparse, scanty. 2. barren, fruitless, sterile.
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God knows, he'll find that ain't so plentiful, but he's got the right idea.Dust
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And after that a plentiful application of soothing liniment.The Rock of Chickamauga
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He emptied the cistern, and cleansed it, with plentiful washings.Tiverton Tales
Her hair was soft and plentiful, and her hands were fine, strong, and sensitive.The Village Watch-Tower
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There's been ruunin' back and forrad, an' a plentiful deal of language used.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
- ample; abundant
- having or yielding an abundancea plentiful year
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Word Origin and History for plentiful
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