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.
(formal) Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
* 2001 , Massimo Livi Bacci, A Concise History of World Population? , page 9
(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
- 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.
- 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.
* (highly fertile) fertile
* (leading to new ideas or innovation) fertile, productive, prolific
* plentifull (archaic)
Existing in large number or ample amount.
- a plentiful harvest
- a plentiful supply of water
Yielding abundance; fruitful.
- She accumulated a plentiful collection of books.
* Francis Bacon
- Some years, the tree is a plentiful source of apples.
(obsolete) lavish; profuse; prodigal
* Francis Bacon
- If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more plentiful year.
- He that is plentiful in expenses will hardly be preserved from decay.
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