1 : including a multitude of individuals
2 : existing in a great multitude
3 : existing in or consisting of innumerable elements or aspects
The author's appearance is expected to attract a multitudinous gathering that will fill the entire auditorium.
"The factors between [wine] labels hinge on multitudinous decisions about grape, soil, climate and culture." - From a food review by Mary Ross in the Chicago Daily Herald, November 2, 2011
Did You Know?
"Multitudinous" is one of many English words that make use of the combining form "multi-," from Latin "multus," meaning "many." "Multicolored," "multifunctional," and "multimillionaire" are just a few of the others. "Multitudinous" is the kind of highly expressive word that you can rely upon when you want something a little more emphatic than plain old "numerous." Among its synonyms are "multiple" and "multifold," two more members of the "multi-" family.
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