copiosity

copious

[koh-pee-uhs]
adjective
1.
large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food.
2.
having or yielding an abundant supply: a copious larder; a copious harvest.
3.
exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cōpiōsus plentiful, rich, equivalent to cōpi(a) wealth (co- co- + op(s) Ops + -ia -ia) + -ōsus -ous

copiously, adverb
copiousness, copiosity [koh-pee-os-i-tee] , noun
overcopious, adjective
overcopiously, adverb
overcopiousness, noun
uncopious, adjective


1. bountiful. 2. See ample.


1. scanty, scarce. 3. meager.
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copious (ˈkəʊpɪəs)
 
adj
1.  abundant; extensive in quantity
2.  having or providing an abundant supply
3.  full of words, ideas, etc; profuse
 
[C14: from Latin cōpiōsus well supplied, from cōpia abundance, from ops wealth]
 
'copiously
 
adv
 
'copiousness
 
n

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copious
late 14c., from L. copiosus "plentiful," from copia "abundance, profusion, plenty," from com- "with" + ops (gen. opis) "power, wealth, resources," from PIE base *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus). Related: Copiously.
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