Fecund vs Plentiful - What's the difference?

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Fecund is a related term of plentiful.


As adjectives the difference between fecund and plentiful

is that fecund is (formal) highly fertile; able to produce offspring while plentiful is existing in large number or ample amount.

fecund

English

Alternative forms

* (qualifier)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (formal) Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
  • * 2001 , Massimo Livi Bacci, A Concise History of World Population? , page 9
  • The number of children per woman depends, as has been said, on biological and social factors which determine: (1) the frequency of births during a woman's fecund' period, and (2) the portion of the ' fecund period--between puberty and menopause--effectively utilized for reproduction.
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  • (figuratively) Leading to new ideas or innovation.
  • * 1906 , , "The Basis of Pragmatism in the Normative Sciences", in The Essential Pierce: Selected Philosophical Writings? , volume II, page 373
  • This idea of Aristotle's has proved marvellously fecund ; and in truth it is the only idea covering quite the whole area of cenoscopy that has shown any marked uberosity.

    Synonyms

    * (highly fertile) fertile * (leading to new ideas or innovation) fertile, productive, prolific

    plentiful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * plentifull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Existing in large number or ample amount.
  • a plentiful harvest
    a plentiful supply of water
    She accumulated a plentiful collection of books.
  • Yielding abundance; fruitful.
  • Some years, the tree is a plentiful source of apples.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more plentiful year.
  • (obsolete) lavish; profuse; prodigal
  • * Francis Bacon
  • He that is plentiful in expenses will hardly be preserved from decay.

    Synonyms

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