overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassment(noun)
"an embarrassment of riches"
An excessive amount or number; an abundance.
The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.
An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.
overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; -- opposed to anaemia
state of being overfull; excess; superabundance
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to be or become full. Cf. Pleonasm.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pleth′o-ra, n. excessive fullness of blood: over-fullness in any way.—adjs. Plethore′tic, Plethor′ic, -al, afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid.—adv. Plethor′ically. [Gr. plēthōrē, fullness—pleos, full.]
The numerical value of plethora in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of plethora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Eric Holder was in Paris, and maybe John Kerry should have gone, or somebody else, there's a plethora of people they could have sent. I think in hindsight I hope that they would have done it differently.
I ’m giving you such a plethora of veggies in each meal, without you having to think about, ‘ Ugh I have to eat a salad, ’ or ‘ Ugh, I have to eat my veggies. ’ At the end of the day they are in your system and they are going to make you feel — guaranteed — that much better.
The cost is enormous, the data shows that homework over this level is not only not beneficial to children's grades or GPA, but there's really a plethora of evidence that it's detrimental to their attitude about school, their grades, their self-confidence, their social skills and their quality of life.
It was at that moment, outside of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity house, that while police were attempting to de-escalate the situation, members of the fraternity began recording the interaction, as well as shouting a variety of obscenities at the Committee, these obscenities included, but are not limited to ‘Mizzou PC, C**ts, B****es, [N*****s],’ with a plethora of other micro-aggressions.
This is based obviously on our numbers dramatically growing, but even more due to the willingness of many individuals to speak out -- to question basic fundamental biases like the check-one-box-only ethnicity questionnaire that we simply can't fill out honestly, to address a lack of accurate media representation amidst a plethora of stereotype, to be bold enough to insist on defining oneself rather than have others outside do it for you.
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