Meaning of philoprogenitive in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfɪlə(ʊ)prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/


  • 1 formal Having many offspring.

    ‘a philoprogenitive ill-paid artisan’
    • ‘Passed off as the 15th child of his philoprogenitive grandparents, he seems never to have known the true story of his birth.’
    • ‘By firmly anchoring each woman's fate in Henry's failure to be philoprogenitive - most crucially in not producing male heirs - Fraser makes a major contribution to feminist scholarship.’
    1. 1.1Showing love towards one's offspring.
      • ‘Now perhaps some people of philoprogenitive proclivities may be led to imagine that a tender gush of paternity is to follow just here.’