V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
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Definition: 1. abundant in number or yield; 2. full of thought, expression, or words; 3. large-scale or present in large quantities
Synonyms: plentiful, abundant, bountiful, large, generous, ample, profuse, overflowing, verbose
Antonyms: meager, scarce
Tips: Copious is derived from the Latinácopiosus, fromácopia, or ôabundance." Its related English words include cornucopia and copy. Copious is used to describe anything that exists or is provided in abundance. In business or in school, copious is often used to describe note taking. (i.e: "He took copious notes at the meeting.") For a memory trick, note how copious sounds like "copies for us." Now imagine asking someone to make numerous copies of their copious notes: "We need copious (abundant in number) copies of your copious notes, so please make "copies for us."
The company banquet featured copious amounts of delectable food and fine wine. (plentiful, large in quantity)
Her copious, detailed notes were enough to clear up the matter at once. (thorough)
His findings are supported by copious research. (abundant, ample)
We expect you to take copious notes at the conference so you can report back to us with what you learned. (profuse, detailed)
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