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bountiful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of bountiful

  1. 1 being more than enough without being excessive a bountiful supply of apples for the harvest festival Synonyms of bountiful abundant, ample, aplenty, bounteous, plentiful, comfortable, cornucopian, galore, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentyWords Related to bountiful extra, supernumerary, surplus; abounding, blooming, overflowing, plump, replete, rich, rife, teeming, wealthy; adequate, enough, sufficient; fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, luxuriant, prodigal, prolific; copious, fulsome, lavish, profuseNear Antonyms of bountiful deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; meager (or meagre), niggardly, stingy; skimpy; least, minimum; light, slight, small; barren, infertile, sterile, unfruitful, unproductiveAntonyms of bountiful bare, minimal, scant, spare

  2. 2 giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation a bountiful host who makes sure that everyone has plenty to eat at his dinners Synonyms of bountiful bighearted, bounteous, generous, charitable, free, freehanded, freehearted, fulsome, liberal, munificent, open, openhanded, unselfish, unsparing, unstintingWords Related to bountiful extravagant, handsome, lavish, overgenerous, profuse; altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical); big, greathearted, largehearted, magnanimous, openhearted; compassionate, good-hearted, kind, kindly, samaritan, sympatheticNear Antonyms of bountiful mean, petty, small; frugal, spare, sparing, thrifty; chary, stinting; acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, desirous, grasping, hoggish, itchy, mercenary, rapacious; begrudging, envious, grudging, resentfulAntonyms of bountiful cheap, close, closefisted, costive, illiberal [archaic], mingy, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, selfish, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous

Synonym Discussion of bountiful

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


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