V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. large and full of volume; 2. extremely lengthy

Synonyms: big, abundant, ample, bulky, copious, massive, lavish, expansive, vast, lengthy, long

Antonyms: small, short, inadequate

Tips: Voluminous describes things that are large or lengthy. Basically, something described as voluminous is large in volume. For a memory trick, think of old Encyclopedias, with over 20 volumes of material--they were voluminous. In business, voluminous is often used to describe stacks of papers or reading material.

Usage Examples:

The company increased production on the product because of the voluminous amount of requests for it. (abundant, vast, ample)

The report was too voluminous for me to read in one sitting. (long, lengthy)

The old-fashioned, voluminous dress was perfect for the costume party. (bulky, long)

My hair was bouncy and voluminous after I took out the hot rollers. (big, massive)

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