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Sunday August 20, 2017

Myriad (MIR-ee-uhd)

A very great number, countless. Myriad can be used as an adjective to replace countless or a noun to replace a great number. For example, "there are myriad stars in the sky," or "there are a myriad of stars in the sky."

Usage Examples

  • I feel I will never finish the myriad tasks that I have on my to-do-list.
  • There are a myriad of different cultures and beliefs in the world.

Word Usage Tip

MYRIAD = NUMEROUS or COUNTLESS

  • The old home we purchased came with NUMEROUS problems to fix.
  • The old home we purchased came with a MYRIAD of problems to fix.

THINK... how can you use myriad in a conversation today?


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