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Definition of Populous

Populous

  1. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
  2. Popular; famous.
  3. Common; vulgar.
  4. Numerous; in large number.

Populous Quotations

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Aristotle

Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species.
Ernst Mayr

Egypt is the most populous Arab nation, the seat of Sunni Islamic doctrine, and has tremendous political, religious and social influence on the rest of the region. For better or worse, it will lead the rest of the Middle East by example. So goes Egypt, so goes the region.
Richard Engel

During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
Norman Borlaug

The notion of 'world leadership' is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world's most populous country by 2034?
Shashi Tharoor
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Populous Translations

populous in German is volkreich, volkreiche
populous in Swedish is folkrik
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