View synonyms for aplenty


or a-plen·ty

[ uh-plen-tee ]


  1. in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies):

    He had troubles aplenty.


  1. sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly:

    He howled aplenty when hurt.


/ əˈplɛntɪ /


  1. in plenty

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Word History and Origins

Origin of aplenty1

First recorded in 1820–30; a- 1 + plenty

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Example Sentences

Coca — the leafy plant that’s the base ingredient for cocaine — grows aplenty in Amazonian Colombia, its abundance a contrast to the scarcities of the region.

From Ozy

It’s difficult to parse how much credit can be ascribed to a coach for experimentation and adaptability when roster turnover is constant and blue-chip recruits are aplenty.

In a society obsessed with instant gratification, the challenges are aplenty.

He also knew that Westbrook and Beal would be drawing most of the attention from opposing defenses, leaving other scorers with opportunity aplenty.

There was talk aplenty about a so-called “V-shaped” recovery back in the summer when economic data was skyrocketing off of the lows earlier this year.

From Fortune

Those looking for historical lessons will find them aplenty.

Just over halfway through the trip, there are already stories aplenty.

But there are challenges, headaches, and embarrassments aplenty for both.

And, of course, there are the usual suspects: cops, doctors, and lawyers aplenty.

Last I checked, there are golf courses aplenty to be found in North Carolina, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Colorado.

But let us not deceive ourselves; in a soviet republic there would be opportunity aplenty for exploitation.

Plunder there was aplenty and the holds of the Duke and the Duchess bulged with treasure.

All had seen fights aplenty; most of them had taken a hand in brawls—but here was a new kind of malice.

Yea, verily, it was none other than the devil himself in one of his divers forms, of which he hath aplenty.

Thinks I, if this machine eats up fuel like this we must e'en have enough and aplenty.





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