Words I Love 58 – Prolific

Today’s word…




adjective: prolific
  1. 1.
    (of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring.
    “in captivity tigers are prolific breeders”
    synonyms: productive, creative, inventive, fertile

    “he was enormously prolific, writing 263 solo cantatas and arias”
    • (of an artist, author, or composer) producing many works.
      “he was a prolific composer of operas”
    • (of a sports player) high-scoring.
      “a prolific goalscorer”
  2. 2.
    present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.
    “mahogany was once prolific in the tropical forests”
    synonyms: plentiful, abundant, bountiful, profuse, copious, luxuriant, rich, lush,proliferative; More

    • characterized by plentiful wildlife or produce.
      “the prolific rivers around Galway”


mid 17th century: from medieval Latin prolificus, from Latin proles ‘offspring’ (seeproliferous).

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