plentiful

plentiful
I
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having or yielding plenty]
Syn. prolific, fruitful, profuse, lavish, bountiful, bounteous, plenteous, unstinted, unstinting, liberal, prodigal, unsparing, inexhaustible, bottomless, replete, generous, abundant, productive, liberal, extravagant, overliberal, overflowing, flowing, chock-full, teeming, well-provided, well-stocked, full, flush, lush with, pouring, swarming, swimming, abounding, opulent, rich.
Ant. stingy*, niggardly, skimpy.
2. [Existing in plenty]
Syn. abundant, copious, profuse, ample, sufficient, lavish, luxuriant, lush, exuberant, plenteous, bountiful, bumper, numerous, unlimited, abounding, prevalent, superabundant, excessive, superfluous, a dime a dozen*; see also sense 1.
Ant. poor*, scant, scanty.
Syn.- plentiful implies a large or full supply [ a plentiful supply of food ] ; abundant implies a very plentiful or very large supply [ a forest abundant in game ] ; copious , now used chiefly with reference to quantity produced, used, etc., implies a rich or flowing abundance [ a copious harvest, a copious discharge ] ; profuse implies a giving or pouring forth abundantly or lavishly, often to excess [profuse in his apologies ] ; ample applies to that which is large enough to meet all demands [ our savings are ample to see us through this crisis ]
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
abundant, bountiful, overflowing, full, *chock-full, profuse, ample, teeming, fat, great, thick, bumper, prolific, swarming, copious, replete.
ANT.: scant, scarce, sparse
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by abundance: abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, heavy, plenitudinous, plenteous, substantial, voluminous. See BIG, GIVE, RICH.

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