bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuh l]

adjective

liberal in bestowing gifts, favors, or bounties; munificent; generous.
abundant; ample: a bountiful supply.

Nearby words

  1. boundlessly,
  2. bounds,
  3. bounteous,
  4. bounteously,
  5. bountied,
  6. bountifully,
  7. bounty,
  8. bounty bag,
  9. bounty hunter,
  10. bouquet

Origin of bountiful

First recorded in 1500–10; bounty + -ful

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See generous. 2. See plentiful.

Bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuh l]

noun

a city in N Utah, near Salt Lake City.
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British Dictionary definitions for bountiful

bountiful

adjective

plentiful; ample (esp in the phrase a bountiful supply)
giving freely; generous
Derived Formsbountifully, adverbbountifulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bountiful

bountiful

adj.

late 15c., from bounty + -ful. Related: Bountifully.

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