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adverb, pronoun plenty pronunciation in British English /ˈplenti/
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Plenty is used in the following ways:
as a pronoun: ‘How long will it take?’ ‘Five minutes should be plenty.’She always has plenty to say. (followed by ‘of’): Don’t hurry – we have plenty of time.
as an adverb: The restaurant is plenty big enough for forty people.
as an uncountable noun: a time of plenty
  1. 1
    a large amount of something, or a large number of things or people, usually more than enough
    We spent all day painting one side of the house, but there’s still plenty left to do.
    plenty of: There’s plenty of room for luggage behind the seats.
    I had plenty of time to think over what I was going to do.
    You’re always complaining. Plenty of people would be happy to have your job.
    They had plenty of chances to win the game, but they lost anyway.
    plenty more: There’s plenty more ice cream in the freezer.
  2. 2
    mainly American mainly spoken used for emphasizing that there is enough or a lot of a particular quality
    Unloading our cargo kept us plenty busy for the five days at Pusan.
    plenty big/large/strong etc enough: The car’s plenty big enough for all of us.
  3. 3
    mainly American mainly spoken used for saying that someone does something a lot
    He talks plenty, but that’s all he does – talk.



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