plentifully, adv.plentifulness, n.
/plen"ti feuhl/, adj.
1. existing in great plenty: Coal was plentiful, and therefore cheap, in that region.
2. yielding abundantly: a plentiful source of inspiration.
[1425-75; late ME; see PLENTY, -FUL]
Syn. 1. PLENTIFUL, AMPLE, ABUNDANT, BOUNTIFUL describe a more than adequate supply of something. PLENTIFUL suggests an over-adequate quantity: a plentiful supply. AMPLE suggests a more than adequate quality as well: to give ample praise. ABUNDANT implies a greater degree of plenty, and BOUNTIFUL a still more ample quality as well: an abundant, even a bountiful, harvest. 2. fruitful, bounteous, productive; luxuriant.
Ant. 1. sparse, scanty. 2. barren, fruitless, sterile.

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