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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bound]
    • /əˈbaʊnd/
    • /əˈbaʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bound]
    • /əˈbaʊnd/

Definitions of abounding word

  • verb without object abounding to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a stream in which trout abound. 1
  • verb without object abounding to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in): The region abounds in coal. 1
  • verb without object abounding to be filled; teem (usually followed by with): The ship abounds with rats. 1
  • noun abounding Very plentiful; abundant. 1
  • verb abounding present participle of abound. 0
  • adjective abounding Ample, plenty, abundant. 0

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Origin of abounding

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English abounden < Latin abundāre to overflow, equivalent to ab- ab- + undāre to move in waves; see undulate

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Parts of speech for Abounding


abounding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for abounding

adj abounding

  • flush — a hand or set of cards all of one suit. Compare royal flush, straight flush.
  • replete — abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality.
  • teeming — falling in torrents: a teeming rain.
  • filled — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
  • abundant — Something that is abundant is present in large quantities.

adjective abounding

  • many — constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people.
  • varied — characterized by or exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified: varied backgrounds.
  • multifarious — having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
  • plentiful — existing in great plenty: Coal was plentiful, and therefore cheap, in that region.
  • fruitful — producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations.

verb abounding

  • galore — in abundance; in plentiful amounts: food and drink galore.

Antonyms for abounding

adj abounding

  • lacking — being without; not having; wanting; less: Lacking equipment, the laboratory couldn't undertake the research project.
  • wanting — lacking or absent: a motor with some of the parts wanting.

adjective abounding

  • scarce — insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant: Meat and butter were scarce during the war.

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