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fertile

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fertile

  1. producing abundantly the fertile mind of Leonardo da Vinci explored art, architecture, engineering, mathematics, and many other fields Synonyms of fertile cornucopian, fat, fecund, fructuous, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, prolific, rich Words Related to fertile bearing, generative, producing, yielding; abounding, abundant, bountiful; copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teeming, thriving; creative, inventive, original Near Antonyms of fertile meager (or meagre), scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparse Antonyms of fertile barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive

Synonym Discussion of fertile

fertile, fecund, fruitful, prolific mean producing or capable of producing offspring or fruit. fertile implies the power to reproduce in kind or to assist in reproduction and growth
    • fertile soil
; applied figuratively, it suggests readiness of invention and development.
    • a fertile imagination
fecund emphasizes abundance or rapidity in bearing fruit or offspring.
    • a fecund herd
fruitful adds to fertile and fecund the implication of desirable or useful results.
    • fruitful research
prolific stresses rapidity of spreading or multiplying by or as if by natural reproduction.
    • a prolific writer


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