V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a sudden or ongoing arrival of many things or of a lot of people; 2. an inward flow or movement

Synonyms: inflow, inundation, flow, rush, flood

Antonyms: outflow, efflux

Tips: When influx refers to the arrival of many new things or people, it often connotes that the arrival is somewhat overwhelming.

Usage Examples:

The sudden influx of new clients meant lots of overtime for the employees. (rush, inundation)

With the steady influx of guests, the hotel will make much more money this season than last. (flood, inflow)

The publication had an influx of letters to the editor after it published the controversial story. (inundation)

We’ve had an influx of resumes in response to our job posting. (inflow, flood)

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