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copious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of copious

  1. pouring forth in great amounts a copious rush of words just poured out of the two friends who hadn't seen each other in years Synonyms of copious profuse, galore, gushing, lavish, riotousWords Related to copious abounding, abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, liberal, plenteous, plentiful; extravagant, luxuriant; fat, fecund, fertile; free, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting; excessive, immoderate, redundant; adequate, complete, enough, sufficientNear Antonyms of copious meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, spare, sparse, stingy; deficient, inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, lacking, scarce, unsatisfactory, wanting; bare, mere, minimalAntonyms of copious dribbling, trickling

Synonym Discussion of copious

plentiful, ample, abundant, copious mean more than sufficient without being excessive. plentiful implies a great or rich supply.
    • peaches are plentiful this summer
ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement.
    • ample food to last the winter
abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful.
    • streams abundant with fish
copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness.
    • copious examples of bureaucratic waste

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