abundant




On Halloween, you can find candy in abundant supply. Use abundant to describe something that exists in large amounts that are more than what’s needed.

Near synonyms are plentiful, emphasizing “large amounts,” and ample, emphasizing “more than enough.” The adjective abundant is commonly followed by the prepositions with or in, to mean “filled with or rich in something”: a region abundant in natural resources. Abundant comes from Middle English aboundant, from Old French abondant, from Latin abundāns, form of abundāre “to overflow.”

Definitions of abundant
  1. adjective

    present in great quantity

    “an
    abundant supply of water”
    Synonyms:

    abounding, galore

    existing in abundance
    ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich

    affording an abundant supply
    copious, voluminous

    large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
    easy

    obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
    exuberant, lush, luxuriant, profuse, riotous

    produced or growing in extreme abundance
    thick

    abounding; having a lot of
    long

    having or being more than normal or necessary:”long on brains”
    overabundant, plethoric, rife

    excessively abundant
    plentiful

    existing in great number or quantity
    rampant

    (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth
    rank

    growing profusely
    superabundant

    most excessively abundant
    teeming

    abundantly filled with especially living things
    torrential

    pouring in abundance
    verdant

    characterized by abundance of verdure
    ample

    more than enough in size or scope or capacity
    rich

    possessing material wealth
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    Antonyms:

    scarce

    deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    rare

    not widely distributed
    tight

    affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
    meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy

    deficient in amount or quality or extent
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