multitudinous

adjective

mul·​ti·​tu·​di·​nous ˌməl-tə-ˈtüd-nəs How to pronounce multitudinous (audio)
-ˈtyüd-;
-ˈtü-dᵊn-əs,
-ˈtyü-
1
: including a multitude of individuals : populous
the multitudinous city
2
: existing in a great multitude
multitudinous opportunities
3
: 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.

Example Sentences

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multitudinous. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

multitudinous

adjective

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