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plentiful

[ plen-ti-fuhl ]
/ ˈplɛn tɪ fəl /
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adjective
existing in great plenty: Coal was plentiful, and therefore cheap, in that region.
yielding abundantly: a plentiful source of inspiration.
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Origin of plentiful

A late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at plenty, -ful

synonym study for plentiful

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.

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH plentiful

plentiful , plenitude
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British Dictionary definitions for plentiful

plentiful
/ (ˈplɛntɪfʊl) /

adjective
ample; abundant
having or yielding an abundancea plentiful year

Derived forms of plentiful

plentifully, adverbplentifulness, noun
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