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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Other Words from multitudinous

multitudinously adverb
multitudinousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for multitudinous


beaucoup [slang], legion, many, multifold, multiple, multiplex, numerous



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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.

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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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 Imagine, rather, a multitudinous intensity of polarities, polarities piled shamelessly upon polarities to comprise not a company of players, but this single existence, this theatre of one. The Economist, "Philip Roth was one of America’s greatest novelists," 23 May 2018 And my sins were multitudinous having utilized a mixer, a food processor, and finally the ravioli device., "Ravioli machine is magical yet blasphemous," 25 Mar. 2018 But the story veers away from the sensationalistic and toward hope; Susie experiences a multitudinous heaven and a bittersweet romance. Nicole Lamy, New York Times, "Dear Match Book: Seeking Literary Page-Turners," 27 Feb. 2018 President Trump’s defenders have constructed elaborate defenses for his multitudinous violations of laws and political norms. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Wall Street Journal Columnist Discovers Trump Defense to End All Trump Defenses," 31 Jan. 2018 Phantom Thread is about, supposedly, one man’s obsession with the multitudinous shapes cloth can be dreamed into, coaxed into submission by human hands with scissors, needle and thread. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Phantom Thread Works Hard at Being a Masterpiece. But Is It?," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of multitudinous

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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English Language Learners Definition of multitudinous

formal : very many

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