“Fecund” is The Weekly Word – how can you use this word?

Welcome to this weeks Weekly Word, which is ‘FECUND’. I’d like to challenge you to find an unusual, imaginative or accurate usage of the word in a single sentence or a paragraph.

This weeks word is FECUND, it is an adjective pronounced ‘fek-und’

Fecund means producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile; intellectually creative.

Synonyms include fertile, fruitful, rich, productive, prolific, abundant, fat, luxurious, lush.

Examples of the word FECUND

  1. Women at are their most fecund in their twenties.
  2. The farmers land was particularly fecund
  3. A fecund imagination is a requirement for every successful author

Origins of the word Fecund

It derives from the Latin fēcundus; related to Latin fētus offspring.

Why the Weekly Word?

The idea of the Weekly Word comes from Toastmasters International which is a speaking club I belong to. Each meeting we have a Grammarian Role and the purpose of the role is to try new words that stretch our vocabulary as well as to monitor and report back on people’s use of language. If you’d like to find out more about Toastmasters groups in your area then you can visit their website at: http://www.toastmasters.org/


  1. excuse the risque simile but when I think of fecund, then I think of plowing the verdant field… odd how those associations work….

  2. I managed to get through my first 10 speeches in about 8 months and I would have loved to go further, but the poo hit the fan with my marriage, so had to make some hard decisions about my extra-curriculars. 🙁 Oh well, I’ll get back eventually. I loved it!

  3. Our meetings are the first and third Wednesdays in the month but unfortunately I’m a conference this week – doing another speech next week though 😉

  4. Good idea. Would love to see the look on someone’s face when I ask what the fecund they think they’re doing! 😀

  5. I love Toastmasters. I wish I could still make the meetings, but, unfortunately, my life doesn’t leave time for that right now. I’ll go back, eventually, but it’s a terrific organization and one that I would highly suggest for anyone that wants to work on their public speaking in a very supportive environment. The feedback is amazing!

  6. @mothersdomatter is committed to developing the fecund powers of mums after their children have reached the teenage years, that is new growth after children!

  7. Thanks and I know what you mean about how it sounds – perhaps we should adopt it as an alternative to f**k Karen 😉

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