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[ple-thawr-ik, -thor-, pleth-uh-rik]
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  1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech.
  2. of, relating to, or characterized by plethora.
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Origin of plethoric

First recorded in 1610–20; plethor(a) + -ic
Related formsple·thor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for plethoric

extra, enormous, needless, exaggerated, superfluous, inordinate, unreasonable, redundant, undue, exorbitant, extravagant, unconscionable, steep, disproportionate, extreme, entire, complete, crowded, big, sufficient

Examples from the Web for plethoric

Historical Examples of plethoric

  • Animals attacked with this disease are generally in a plethoric condition.

    Cattle and Their Diseases

    Robert Jennings

  • My mate that year was a stout and very short, plethoric person.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • “Turn out of that, you lazy lump of plethoric somnolescence,” whack!

    Hudson Bay

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The passenger, who was a plethoric, sanguineous man, felt as if he were stifling.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • This keeper was a plethoric, heavy-eyed man, dull and sleepy.