overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance.
Pathology Archaic. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood.
- dearth, plethora
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How to use plethora in a sentence
As a plethora of potential customers is redirected to your website, you’ll reap the benefits of high traffic for your local business.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021 | Joseph Dyson | February 10, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
The brothers started the company in a niche digital lending market, but now, the company offers a plethora of services from savings to payments and investments.Nigerian digital bank Carbon hit $240M in payments processed last year, up 89% from 2019 | Tage Kene-Okafor | February 1, 2021 | TechCrunch
If you’re looking for a way to feel more centered these days, one of the best things you can do is to take up a mindfulness practice—and there’s a plethora of apps eager to help in exchange for your downloads and dollars.
With a plethora of outdoor adventures to explore and a cozy indoor setting with roaring fires, we feel that we’re well-positioned and prepared to give guests that perfect Midwest getaway.Why some seasonal hotels across the U.S. are staying open year-round | Molly O'Brien | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s also led to a lot of confusion about how and where they can watch TV shows among the plethora of platforms and services.Why Hollywood’s road to streaming will be a bumpy ride | Adam Epstein | December 20, 2020 | Quartz
There should be a plethora of four-letter words flying around the Veep set this morning.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More | Kevin Fallon | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Where there was a plethora of strong women, instead of just, like, Kristen Wiig doing every sketch each week.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star | Kevin Fallon | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like the best pop stars, Swift has borrowed from a plethora of genres and influences.Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Country’s Prodigal Daughter Creates the Best Pop Album of the Year | Marlow Stern | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Within hours of the pictures ending up online, a plethora of articles were written.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women | Phoebe Robinson | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the mid-to-late 1980s, he went on an absolute tear, helming a plethora of irresistible entertainments.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper | Marlow Stern | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
The army of Spain would seem to suffer from a plethora of officers, especially those of the highest rank.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
And, even in such a plethora of massacres, it is strange they should have suffered such neglect.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Justinian, it may be noted, had equipped this army with such a plethora of commanders that their defeat can hardly cause surprise.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Gold, in the midst of its sudden plethora, was a perplexing problem to the financial prophets of a third of a century ago.
British Dictionary definitions for plethora
superfluity or excess; overabundance
pathol obsolete a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face
- plethoric (plɛˈθɒrɪk), adjective
- plethorically, adverb
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