V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. capable of intellectual and creative productivity, with abundantly imaginative output; 2. able to produce a lot of vegetation (crops, plants) or offspring (babies, young animals, etc.)

Synonyms: fertile, productive, prolific, creative, fruitful

Antonyms: unproductive, unimaginative, barren, impotent, infertile, sterile, feckless

Tips: To remember the word fecund, think "fruitful." It's more formal description for land that produces a lot of vegetation. People who are very imaginative and produce a lot of creative works may be described as fecund. Intellectual productivity, or fecundity, is fertility of the mind.

Usage Examples:

The author developed fecund narratives for his first novel while working in a greenhouse. (creative, prolific)

The California Condor has not proved to be a fecund species for the zoologists at the Wild Animal Park. (fertile)

It was a fecund meeting that produced several new ideas for how to improve our program. (productive, fruitful, creative)

Many people feel that meditation creates a fecund atmosphere that enables them to think of completely original ideas. (creative, fertile, productive)

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