mul·​ti·​tu·​di·​nous | \ ˌməl-tə-ˈtüd-nəs How to pronounce multitudinous (audio) , -ˈtyüd-; -ˈtü-dᵊn-əs, -ˈtyü- \

Definition of multitudinous

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

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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 "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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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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First Known Use of multitudinous

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Multitudinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of multitudinous

: very many


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