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bountiful 1

Pronunciation: /ˈboun(t)əfəl/

adjective

1Large in quantity; abundant: the ocean provided a bountiful supply of fresh food
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  • They contested one county final in that time but had such a rich and bountiful supply of under-age talent that the senior team were regarded as underachievers.
  • Maybe it's not too much to say that our delight also makes us repent of the ways we fail to share our bountiful and abundant food when many are starving.
  • For an intro to Thai food, suffice it to say it involves a bountiful supply of exotic ingredients and herbs like lemon grass, basil, the kaffir lime, galangal and more.
Synonyms
abundant, plentiful, ample, copious, bumper, superabundant, inexhaustible, prolific, profuse;
lavish, generous, handsome, rich
informal whopping
literary plenteous
1.1Giving generously: he was exceedingly bountiful to persons in distress
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  • He took nourishment from press conferences, where he was notably generous, but not bountiful enough to promise a match.
  • The sun dances on me, it teems, bountiful with its time.
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Derivatives

bountifully

Pronunciation: /ˈboun(t)əf(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • A visually stunning and bountifully informative 500-page coffee-table book of the same name has also been published as a companion to the series.
  • Lisa loved gardening; she took much pride in her flowers and in a productive vegetable garden, often sharing bountifully with family and friends.
  • In so bountifully expressing his humanity through those inhuman few months, he made more of a mark on history than any of us will.

Origin

Early 16th century: from bounty + -ful.

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Syllabification: boun·ti·ful

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Bountiful 2

Pronunciation: /ˈboun(t)əfəl/
A city in northern Utah, north of Salt Lake City; population 44,473 (est. 2008).

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Syllabification: Boun·ti·ful

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