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
Examples of plethora in a Sentence
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.
Motivated by financial gain, publicity and self promotion, Elgin deployed illegal and untoward measures to extract from Greece the Sculptures of the Parthenon and a plethora of other antiquities in a blatant act of serial theft.
But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become selfserving busybodies.
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.
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