Wednesday Word: Pregnant

preg·nant
ˈpreɡnənt/
adjective
adjective: pregnant
  1. 1.
    (of a woman or female animal) having a child or young developing in the uterus.

    “a pregnant woman”

     

  2. 2.
    full of meaning; significant or suggestive.

    “a pregnant pause”

    synonyms: full of, filled with, charged with, heavy with, fraught with, replete with, rich in, abounding in

My grandmother used this word quite a bit when I came to her with an idea. “That is a pregnant idea!” she would exclaim! I thought this was so funny, and I came to love this usage of the word. The word “pregnant” is full of meaning and conjures quite a full, robust mental image. I think it would be a pregnant idea to use this word more often!

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