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bountiful

adjective

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1 being more than enough without being excessive
  • a bountiful supply of apples for the harvest festival

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How does the adjective bountiful contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of bountiful are generous, liberal, and munificent. While all these words mean "giving or given freely and unstintingly," bountiful suggests lavish, unremitting giving or providing.

children spoiled by bountiful presents

When would generous be a good substitute for bountiful?

While the synonyms generous and bountiful are close in meaning, generous stresses warmhearted readiness to give more than size or importance of the gift.

a generous offer of help

When is liberal a more appropriate choice than bountiful?

Although the words liberal and bountiful have much in common, liberal suggests openhandedness in the giver and largeness in the thing or amount given.

a teacher liberal with her praise

When could munificent be used to replace bountiful?

In some situations, the words munificent and bountiful are roughly equivalent. However, munificent suggests a scale of giving appropriate to lords or princes.

a munificent foundation grant

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The first known use of bountiful was in 1508

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“Bountiful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bountiful. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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