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populous

[ pop-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈpɒp yə ləs /
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adjective
full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily populated.
jammed or crowded with people: There's no more populous place than Times Square on New Year's Eve.
forming or comprising a large number or quantity: Because of epidemics the tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were.

OTHER WORDS FOR populous

2 swarming, packed, teeming.
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Origin of populous

1400–50; late Middle English populus<Latin populōsus.See people, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM populous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH populous

populace, population, populous
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British Dictionary definitions for populous

populous
/ (ˈpɒpjʊləs) /

adjective
containing many inhabitants; abundantly populated

Derived forms of populous

populously, adverbpopulousness, noun

Word Origin for populous

C15: from Late Latin populōsus
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