Plethora

Pronunciation: [ pleth-er-uh ]


Definition: noun

1: overabundance; excess

2: (medicine) an excess of bodily fluid; particularly blood

Origin: Mid 16th century; Greek


Etymology: via late Latin from Greek plēthōrē, from plēthein ‘be full’.


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • deluge

  • glut

  • overabundance

  • plenty

  • profusion

  • surfeit

Antonyms:

  • lack

  • need

  • scarcity

  • want

Example:

1: The little boy had a plethora of cars in his collection.

2: The surgeon discovered a plethora during the operation.

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