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
Recent Examples on the Web As the body count mounts, so too do Ware’s multitudinous methods of doing away with the victims. Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post, "Ruth Ware’s ingenious ‘One by One’ pays homage to Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’," 7 Sep. 2020 When several particles move at once, they can be described as a single entity, just as a sound wave is composed of multitudinous vibrating atoms. Daniel Garisto, Scientific American, "Direct Proof of Dark Matter May Lurk at Low-Energy Frontiers," 9 June 2020 China’s multitudinous trains are packed literally to the rafters during this odyssey. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "China virus: Surge in new cases raises concerns about human transmission ahead of holiday travel season," 20 Jan. 2020 That was back when being multitudinous was a no-no. Alanis Morissette, Marie Claire, "Alanis Morissette Wants Men to "Wake Up From Their Trance of Patriarchy"," 8 Nov. 2019 That mandate, though still guiding new acquisitions, has devolved from evangelical avant-gardism to the preservation of multitudinous brainstorms of yesteryear. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Exuberance of MOMA’s Expansion," 14 Oct. 2019 The multitudinous species, interacting in ways that elude human understanding, the vast rainforest’s role in sucking up CO2—let’s just say the Amazon never sends us a bill. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Who's Burning the Amazon? Rampant Capitalism," 28 Aug. 2019 His small catalog is more multitudinous, swerving through a Fiona Apple reference and a Sega sample. Brian Josephs,, "Lil Nas X goes through the motions on debut EP 7," 21 June 2019 But with the help of a Republican Congress, his policies also included the reversal of the Obama era’s multitudinous economic regulations and in December a 40% reduction in the corporate-tax rate, to 21% from 35%. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Among the Trump Doubters," 5 Sep. 2018

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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 24 Sep. 2020.

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formal : very many

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