- 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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Examples from the Web for plentifully
And of these three blessings our two Syrians together are plentifully endowed.The Book of Khalid
Money was coming in plentifully, and all the correspondence was unsought.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The harbour and approaches were, of course, plentifully strewn with mines.The World Peril of 1910
Wine, ale, and October flew about as plentifully as kennel-water.The History of John Bull
Certain it is they will not alight upon the skin which has been plentifully anointed with it.The Hunters' Feast
- ample; abundant
- having or yielding an abundancea plentiful year
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Word Origin and History for plentifully
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