abound·​ing ə-ˈbau̇n-diŋ How to pronounce abounding (audio)
: existing in or providing a great or plentiful quantity or supply
It's simply full of … villains, impossible heroics and abounding clichés.Newgate Callendar
My willingness to do so was hampered by an abounding ignorance of how it should be done …Maya Angelou
an area of research abounding in/with new developments
aboundingly adverb
I studied him with the attention and respect that a younger man pays to an exemplary older one, and I was aboundingly repaid. Wendell Berry

Word History

First Known Use

1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abounding was in 1560

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“Abounding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abounding. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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