multitudinous vs multifarious

multitudinous multifarious

Definitions

  • 1) crowded with many people
  • 2) Consisting of many parts.
  • 3) Populous; crowded.
  • 4) Very numerous; existing in great numbers.
  • 5) Of or pertaining to a multitude.
  • 6) Consisting of a multitude; manifold in number or condition.
  • 7) too numerous to be counted
  • 8) Thronged;crowded.

Definitions

  • 1) Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
  • 2) Having great variety; diverse.
  • 3) Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
  • 4) (Bot.) Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows.
  • 5) having many aspects

Examples

  • 1) Its life, strong, splendid and multitudinous, is everywhere flavoured with that unaffected pessimism and constitutional melancholy which strike deepest root under the brightest skies and which sigh in the face of heaven: —
  • 2) Coleridge, the profoundest of critics, calls him “an oceanic mind,” and this language, as expressing the idea of multitudinous unity, is none too big for him;
  • 3) Now, in precisely the same sense Darwin calls the multitudinous variations of plants and animals accidental.
  • 4) Coleridge, the profoundest of critics, calls him "an oceanic mind," and this language, as expressing the idea of multitudinous unity, is none too big for him; Hallam, the severest of critics, describes him as "thousand-souled," and this has grown into common use as no more than just; another writer makes his peculiarity to consist in "an infinite delicacy of mind"; and whatsoever of truth and fitness there may be in any or all of these expression's has a just exponent in his style.
  • 5) The sheer length of the word "multitudinous" in Shakespeare's line, "the multitudinous seas incarnadine," seems to express something of the vastness and prolixity of the seas; but would it if it were not used as an adjective describing the seas, and if it did not have just the meaning that it has?
  • 6) But it is more the grand curves of the cabbage that curl over cavernously like waves, and it is partly again that dreamy repetition, as of a pattern, that made two great poets, Eschylus and Shakespeare, use a word like "multitudinous" of the ocean.
  • 7) And he had had a swift vision of his mother and brothers and sisters, their multitudinous wants, the house with its painting and repairing, its street assessments and taxes, and of the coming of children to him and Genevieve, and of his own daily wage in the sail-making loft.
  • 8) Had he been born fifty years later, Andrew Carnegie, the poor Scotch boy, might have risen to be president of his union, or of a federation of unions; but that he would never have become the builder of Homestead and the founder of multitudinous libraries, is as certain as it is certain that some other man would have developed the steel industry had Andrew Carnegie never been born.
  • 9) Though the characters are strong and multitudinous, they serve more to trip each other up at times that help the story along.
  • 10) A sea of vegetation laved the landscape, pouring its green billows from wall to wall, dripping from the cliff-lips in great vine-masses, and flinging a spray of ferns and air-plants in to the multitudinous crevices.
  • 11) ‘Before his death in 1989, there were multitudinous awards, ranging from presidential citations to a Carnegie Hall recital celebrating his life's work.’
  • 12) ‘And more than a dozen national parks sprang up throughout Eastern Europe - to mention only a handful of the multitudinous changes that followed the end of the Cold War.’
  • 13) ‘Though all his films are in Bengali or Hindi, their subtly observed study of multitudinous shades of the human condition ranks them as universal in their appeal and acclaim.’
  • 14) ‘I have nearly no dialogue, too much internal monologue, and multitudinous plot lines dangling all over the place.’
  • 15) ‘Television may have conveyed the impression that Diana's multitudinous mourners spoke, or rather sobbed, for the whole of Britain.’
  • 16) ‘The world over it is the same: the feeling of uneasiness for ageing persons, coping with the multitudinous problems of old age.’
  • 17) ‘And when it does happen, the job is unusual enough to make it stand out from the multitudinous throngs of films of this genre.’
  • 18) ‘This uncertainty and ambiguity attracts people and offers multitudinous aesthetic associations.’
  • 19) ‘Next he moved on to the government's multitudinous achievements.’
  • 20) ‘When light penetrates the glass they fill the space with multitudinous hues, bright, clear and calm.’
  • 21) ‘When one adds the difficulty of gender performativity to the multitudinous difficulties surrounding arguments about ‘race,’ Catherine's dilemma becomes clearer.’
  • 22) ‘In this regard, I can no longer, for example, sit with a poor family hovering along the poverty line without being mindful of the multitudinous ways in which class oppression can fracture the relationships of those affected.’
  • 23) ‘As Darwin's theory made clear, these multitudinous forms developed as a result of small changes in offspring and natural selection of those that were better adapted to their environment.’
  • 24) ‘It's riddled with multitudinous cracks and fissures along the crests of ocean ridges - where plate-tectonic action cracks and spreads apart the seafloor.’
  • 25) ‘Probing the images by which we construct our world, he has managed to make the multitudinous and chaotic, if not completely comprehensible, then at least approachable.’
  • 26) ‘Many people would rather take a pill than lose weight, exercise, stop smoking, or perform any of the multitudinous activities that could improve health.’
  • 27) ‘Alongside them sprouted multitudinous single-issue groups, from vegetarian societies to trade unions, women's groups, and colonialist lobbies.’
  • 28) ‘The variations in our bodies are multitudinous and I find our differences quite glorious!’
  • 29) ‘I have always known that my America is composed of millions of different people with multitudinous life histories.’
  • 30) ‘In higher organisms, structural proteins behave more like Lego blocks that join in multitudinous ways - hence varied organisms with essentially the same ‘gene products.’’
  • 31) ‘When one looks at Nature as a whole, there are multitudinous diversities contained within it, and many wholes that exist within it.’
  • 32) ‘The multitudinous facets of Christmas, that season of hope but also that season of unbearable loneliness for so many of New York's internal exiles, are captured memorably here in Didion's painfully accurate prose.’
  • 33) ‘A microscopic image of a slug follows these reflections, reinforcing this notion, reminding us that perception is multitudinous and malleable.’
  • 34) ‘It sounds so wise and fine, but is really too one-dimensional or inapplicable to our multitudinous problems that at best, it temporarily inspires us and then fails to make a difference.’

Examples

  • 1) Depictions of unrelated people in multifarious clothes in a divergence of locations linked by the common element of unabashed sensuality.
  • 2) He had an unshakable confidence in the multifarious decisions made on his behalf by his former selves.
  • 3) Tristram Shandy, for instance, is in multifarious ways a marvellous book, but it is written in a tone of such constant high-pitched zaniness, such deliberate "liveliness", that one finds oneself screaming at it to calm down a bit.
  • 4) Yesterday's term was multifarious, which is defined as:
  • 5) Developed first as a multifarious 3D model, this clean and well-suited stairway design brings a heavy touch of modernity to a simple, elegant interior space.
  • 6) Perhaps it would be more accurate to call Gravity's Rainbow a "Menippean Satire," as a number of Pynchon scholars have pointed out, but one of the great accomplishments of the novel has been its ability to incorporate other and multifarious literary (and non-literary) forms without sacrificing its own integrity as an identifiable (if omni-directed) literary form in its own right.
  • 7) It seems both more fragile and more important an institution than it ever has been, more multifarious, more invented as it goes along, more necessary.
  • 8) The cast just needs to come to life and start distinguishing themselves otherwise they will fade into the background of a weighty, multifarious story that will to easily overpower such bland performances.
  • 9) His connections with different musical worlds are multifarious: he's assisted Philip Glass, written a film score for Stephen Daldry and worked with Björk, as well as producing his own gleefully eclectic music which already covers a huge range of genres.
  • 10) Back in the USA, besides the Super Bowl, one weekend highlight is the multifarious celebration marking what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday.
  • 11) ‘Born in Austro-Hungary, he went to the United States in 1842 and to California in 1849, where he engaged in multifarious activities, including politics, horticulture, and gold-refining.’
  • 12) ‘I too enjoyed the multifarious offerings of the Glasgow Art Fair, and had a good ponder over Glasgow's International Art Festival contributions.’
  • 13) ‘After traversing multifarious crossroads, we arrived at a walled courtyard complex which, turned out to be the habitat of the friends I made last summer in Beijing.’
  • 14) ‘Did he shoot hundreds of exposures, as fashion photographers do, examining them later in the darkroom to see which of the multifarious images was ‘the one’?’
  • 15) ‘Of course, there will be more attacks: the country's enemies are multifarious and growing in number by the day.’
  • 16) ‘The president should call a meeting of core groups of leaders regardless of political affiliation to help tackle the nation's multifarious critical problems.’
  • 17) ‘And those groups are so multifarious that the president's freedom of maneuver will be significantly curtailed.’
  • 18) ‘Although, thanks to my multifarious activities, I was never quite broke, I knew plenty of contemporaries who were.’
  • 19) ‘These wide-ranging and multifarious activities on behalf of modern sacred music began in a humble southern German sheet-music publishing house.’
  • 20) ‘Secret formulae are invented to create inks to print, in multifarious shades of colour, on specially calibrated paper, to defy counterfeit.’
  • 21) ‘Sylvia was in charge and dealt very efficiently, single handed, with the multifarious problems that come an embassy's way, in times normal and abnormal.’
  • 22) ‘Yet another dimension is that regulators find it increasingly difficult to monitor the multifarious activities of the multinational, multifunctional bank.’
  • 23) ‘Functionally, it is used to host conferences and meetings for the aluminium industry and to inform the public of the multifarious creative uses of assorted aluminium products.’
  • 24) ‘Since 1996, when UNESCO declared April 23 as the World Book and Copyright Day, people across the world have been promoting books, reading, literacy and culture in multifarious ways.’
  • 25) ‘For the next fortnight Aquarian Venus busily stretches your social horizons, whirling and swirling you through various, multifarious, interesting new possibilities.’
  • 26) ‘In the end it became very difficult to live with all the multifarious characters that inhabited his persona.’
  • 27) ‘And if you have an aversion to the colour brown in all its multifarious shades, be warned: it's everywhere - flooring, panelling, furniture etc.’
  • 28) ‘S.K. Vasistha's article enabled older readers to recollect the joys and pleasures of listening to the multifarious programmes broadcast on the radio once upon a time.’
  • 29) ‘It is perhaps not surprising that the ebullient Minister, harassed by multifarious problems from all quarters, has lost his cool.’
  • 30) ‘Clearly, given the magnitude of the task, there is no single response to the multifarious aspects of international criminality.’
  • 31) ‘One must be aware of the fact that Egyptian political culture is multifarious, and given the brevity of this paper it would be illogical to attempt to fully examine every part of society.’
  • 32) ‘Two years ago there was no doubt about who was number one in the Indian satellite market; today, that same pioneer is number three, even as the company's empire has become huge and multifarious.’
  • 33) ‘The multifarious diversity so characteristic of Prague court patronage helps to explain the almost contradictory and very varied nature of the art produced by the School of Prague.’
  • 34) ‘In the French islands of the archipelago and in the former Spanish territories, such families are Creoles, and see themselves as part of a local, complex, multifarious culture.’
  • 35) ‘Once the important association between diplomacy and colonialism is outlined the book attempts to unweave the complex transformation from great political and diplomatic structures to a more multifarious international system.’
  • 36) ‘You handle multifarious activity with wisdom and good judgment.’
  • 37) ‘Jones's accents are mostly right, but her diverse body language and multifarious material are always spot-on.’
  • 38) ‘You are busy and involved in multifarious activity today and need to avoid mental or physical stress.’
  • 39) ‘However if the site can deliver on its promise of multifarious gameplay, then it should see a fair number of paying visitors to its virtual tropical island milieu.’
  • 40) ‘He uses these two opposing genres not only for stylistic purposes, but also as a means to explore human dynamism, and the reality that identity is multifarious.’
  • 41) ‘They had a multifarious style that mixed a variety of genres (I think the technical term is ‘crossover’).’
  • 42) ‘Your contribution to European Letters is quite impressive and multifarious: ruminations on real estate, restaurant reviews, and the recent launch of a landmark birthday book series.’
  • 43) ‘When do we start examining the upsides of fluid and multifarious attention, rather than popping off reactionary warnings about the dangers of being ‘addicted’ to communications?’
  • 44) ‘Salamanca Place, site of an outstanding craft market and multifarious activity, lies beside the harbour.’
  • 45) ‘It may also be a basic question of vantage point; the view of Boulevard du Temple is arguably the kind of multifarious photograph destined to be read like scattered small print.’
  • 46) ‘But the genre (so multifarious that only the broadest use of the term is possible) resisted overt absorption into the national cultural life, which was a pity.’
  • 47) ‘Also, since the 50% figure is assessed across the field of your investments, this suits thrifty savers with a huge and multifarious pension pot, not the buy-to-let landlady with a couple of properties.’
  • 48) ‘Filmmakers like Bruno Dumont seem to possess an acuteness that allows them to disingenuously suggest the multifarious nature of the beauty and humour that comprise life.’
  • 49) ‘Yellowstone does not have many small problems, it has one large one with many parts - namely, the multifarious damage to range and other wildlife perpetrated by overly abundant bison and elk.’
  • 50) ‘Postcolonial studies in Australia have often failed to take full account of the multifarious nature of identity and ancestry that exists in the country.’
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