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prolific

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prolific

  1. producing abundantly a famously prolific author who could produce several works of fiction and nonfiction a year Synonyms of prolific cornucopian, fat, fecund, fructuous, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, fertile, richWords Related to prolific bearing, generative, producing, yielding; abounding, abundant, bountiful; copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teeming, thriving; creative, inventive, originalNear Antonyms of prolific meager (or meagre), scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparseAntonyms of prolific barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive

Synonym Discussion of prolific

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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