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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-kuhnd, -kuh nd, fek-uhnd, -uh nd]
    • /ˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd/
    • /ˈfek.ənd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-kuhnd, -kuh nd, fek-uhnd, -uh nd]
    • /ˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd/

Definitions of fecund word

  • adjective fecund producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful: fecund parents; fecund farmland. 1
  • adjective fecund very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance. 1
  • noun fecund Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile. 1
  • abbreviation FECUND fertile 1
  • adjective fecund productive, fruitful 1
  • adjective fecund Land or soil that is fecund is able to support the growth of a large number of strong healthy plants. 0

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Origin of fecund

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin fēcundus, equivalent to fē- (see fetus) + -cundus adj. suffix; replacing late Middle English fecounde < Anglo-French

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fecund popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fecund

adj fecund

  • breeding — If someone says that a person has breeding, they mean that they think the person is from a good social background and has good manners.
  • fertile — bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly; prolific: fertile soil.
  • fruitful — producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations.
  • pregnant — convincing; cogent: a pregnant argument.
  • prolific — producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.

Antonyms for fecund

adj fecund

  • impotent — not potent; lacking power or ability.
  • infertile — not fertile; unproductive; sterile; barren: infertile soil.
  • sterile — free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments.
  • unproductive — having the power of producing; generative; creative: a productive effort.
  • unfruitful — not providing satisfaction; unprofitable: unfruitful efforts.

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