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How does the adjective abundant differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of abundant are ample, copious, and plentiful. While all these words mean "more than sufficient without being excessive," abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful.

streams abundant with fish

When might ample be a better fit than abundant?

The words ample and abundant can be used in similar contexts, but ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement.

ample food to last the winter

When could copious be used to replace abundant?

While the synonyms copious and abundant are close in meaning, copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness.

copious examples of bureaucratic waste

In what contexts can plentiful take the place of abundant?

In some situations, the words plentiful and abundant are roughly equivalent. However, plentiful implies a great or rich supply.

peaches are plentiful this summer

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“Abundant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abundant. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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