(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sufficiency, abundance, profusion, amplitude, copiousness; wealth, luxury. Ant., scarcity, paucity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. abundance, lot, lots, fruitfulness, profuseness, fullness, lavishness, deluge, torrent, sufficiency, bounty, profusion, adequacy, plethora, plentifulness, plenitude, copiousness, Great plenty, God's own plenty, flood, avalanche, good store, limit, capacity, adequate stock, enough and to spare, everything, Hülle und Fülle (German), all kinds of, all one wants, all one can eat, all one can drink, more than one knows what to do with, too much of a good thing, a good bit, all one needs, all one can use, a Great deal, bonanza, a bunch*, loads*, oodles and gobs*, full house*, egg in one's beer*; see also excess 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
abundance, *loads, wealth, profusion, lots, bunch, quantity, volume, scores, mountains, overabundance, surplus, plethora, glut, *oodles, whole slew, *miser s hoard.
ANT.: shortage, scarcity, dearth
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A great deal: abundance, mass, mountain, much, profusion, wealth, world. Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck2, pile. Regional: power, sight. See BIG. 2. Prosperity and a sufficiency of life's necessities: abundance, bounteousness, bountifulness, plenitude, plenteousness. See RICH.

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