copiously, adv.copiousness, copiosity /koh'pee os"i tee/, n.
/koh"pee euhs/, adj.
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.
[1350-1400; ME < L copiosus plentiful, rich, equiv. to copi(a) wealth (co- CO- + op(s) OPS + -ia -IA) + -osus -OUS]
Syn. 1. bountiful. 2. See ample.
Ant. 1. scanty, scarce. 3. meager.

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