- 1.(of a woman or female animal) having a child or young developing in the uterus."a pregnant woman"
- 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!