plethora

[ pleth-er-uh ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

overabundance; excess

Origin + Etymology

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

Synonyms

  • deluge
  • glut
  • overabundance
  • plenty
  • profusion
  • surfeit

Antonyms

  • lack
  • need
  • scarcity
  • want

Example

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

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