bountiful

adjective
boun·​ti·​ful | \ ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl How to pronounce bountiful (audio) \

Definition of bountiful

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : liberal or generous in bestowing gifts or favors
2 : given or provided abundantly a bountiful harvest

Bountiful

geographical name

Definition of Bountiful (Entry 2 of 2)

city in northern Utah north of Salt Lake City population 42,552

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Other Words from bountiful

Adjective

bountifully \ ˈbau̇n-​ti-​f(ə-​)lē How to pronounce bountifully (audio) \ adverb
bountifulness \ ˈbau̇n-​ti-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce bountifulness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for bountiful

Synonyms: Adjective

abundant, ample, aplenty, bounteous, comfortable, cornucopian, galore, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plenty

Antonyms: Adjective

bare, minimal, scant, spare

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Adjective

liberal, generous, bountiful, munificent mean giving or given freely and unstintingly. liberal suggests openhandedness in the giver and largeness in the thing or amount given. a teacher liberal with her praise generous stresses warmhearted readiness to give more than size or importance of the gift. a generous offer of help bountiful suggests lavish, unremitting giving or providing. children spoiled by bountiful presents munificent suggests a scale of giving appropriate to lords or princes. a munificent foundation grant

Examples of bountiful in a Sentence

Adjective

a bountiful supply of water a bountiful supply of apples for the harvest festival

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Layered on top of that is also our own personal aesthetic point of view, because even within these native and regionally appropriate parameters there is bountiful beauty and diversity to be discovered. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "Plant Material, a ‘punk rock plant shop,’ opens in Glassell Park," 7 Aug. 2019 But in the spirit of enjoying a bountiful feast free of worry, a bold lip may not be the most practical option for all. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Manifesto for Looking Glamorous at Thanksgiving Dinner," 21 Nov. 2018 Putting all the kids to bed, the finale set Michael off on a happy course with his own new love, and gave Jane -- an aspiring writer, then a struggling one -- a huge victory when a bidding war for her novel yielded an unexpectedly bountiful payday. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Jane the Virgin' closes the book with pitch-perfect finale," 31 July 2019 And, while their hair was bountiful and regal so was their attire. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Our Favorite Fashion Moments At CurlFest New York," 29 July 2019 In rich countries with bountiful resources, policy-makers and experts debate the merits of universalizing pre-kindergarten, or how play can benefit toddlers. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz Africa, "Malawi is testing using wearables to measure kids’ well-being," 24 July 2019 Seeing a bountiful future, each of the five countries became eager to secure as much territory as possible. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Nations Claim Large Overlapping Sections of Arctic Seafloor," 23 July 2019 Fisheries experts at the Ohio Division of Wildlife say the bountiful supply of walleye in recent years is difficult to explain, but the $800 million state sport fishing industry has benefited greatly. USA TODAY, "Penal farm to produce farm, music under the sea: News from around our 50 states," 16 July 2019 Accommodations are bountiful In every price and luxury category, from no-frills camping and huts to legendary five-star resorts. Jerry Soverinsky, USA TODAY, "Chamonix, France: An Alpine outdoor adventure paradise for every sport, skill and budget," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of bountiful

Adjective

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bountiful

Adjective

see bounty

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bountiful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bountiful

formal
: giving or providing many desired things
: given or existing in large amounts

bountiful

adjective
boun·​ti·​ful | \ ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl How to pronounce bountiful (audio) \

Kids Definition of bountiful

1 : giving freely or generously this bountiful land
2 : plentiful sense 1 … those creatures that do dwell here exist in bountiful numbers.— Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves

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