copious

[ koh-pee-uhs ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful

Origin + Etymology

Late Middle English

from Old French copieux or Latin copiosus, from copia ‘plenty'

Synonyms

  • abundant
  • superabundant
  • plentiful
  • ample
  • profuse
  • full
  • overflowing
  • bountiful
  • many
  • full
  • generous

Antonyms

  • sparse

Example

The crops yielded a copious harvest.

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