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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But the most bountiful sources of new minerals—two-thirds of the discoveries over the last century—are mines, quarries, and other sites of resource exploration, says geologist Isabel Barton of the University of Arizona. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "New Analysis Techniques Unearth a Trove of Unusual Minerals," 1 July 2019 Nonetheless, each day brought us bountiful natural beauty that made the outings worthwhile. Doug Hansen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Warm-weather adventures at Mammoth," 26 June 2019 The decorations were also in keeping with the wild west vibe, mixing bountiful floral arrangements with disco balls. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Throw a Second Wedding in Wyoming," 24 June 2019 The one before that, in 2015, was almost as bountiful, with $107bn in orders. The Economist, "A big fall in aircraft orders is expected at this year’s Paris Air Show," 17 June 2019 Aside from adequate sunlight, soil preparation is the most critical part of a bountiful harvest, Phillips said. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "How a Columbia gardener turns his tiny plot into a full-fledged feast," 4 June 2019 Because of this, wisteria flowers in America often aren't as impressive or bountiful as the OG wisteria in Japan. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Japan's Wisteria Gardens Are Even More Beautiful Than Its Cherry Blossom Trees," 15 Apr. 2019 As executive director of the nonprofit Organic Seed Alliance, Loriz oversees this bountiful research farm at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, where new vegetable varieties are tested and bred. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "The nonprofit Organic Seed Alliance sows seeds of hope," 29 July 2018 Variations on fierce fringe were bountiful on Instagram this week. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Ashley Graham, Imaan Hammam, and More," 27 Jan. 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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