mul·​ti·​tu·​di·​nous ˌməl-tə-ˈtüd-nəs How to pronounce multitudinous (audio)
: including a multitude of individuals : populous
the multitudinous city
: existing in a great multitude
multitudinous opportunities
: existing in or consisting of innumerable elements or aspects
multitudinous applause
multitudinously adverb
multitudinousness noun

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Multitudinous is one of many English words that make use of the combining form multi-, from Latin multus, meaning "much" or "many." Multicolor, multifunction, 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.

Examples of multitudinous in a Sentence

Their lives have changed in multitudinous ways. the multitudinous questions that seem to be an inevitable part of opening day at school
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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of multitudinous was in 1603


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“Multitudinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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mul·​ti·​tu·​di·​nous ˌməl-tə-ˈt(y)üd-nəs How to pronounce multitudinous (audio)
: consisting of a multitude
multitudinous questions
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