There are 2 main definitions of bountiful in English:

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bountiful 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊntɪfʊl/


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.
abundant, plentiful, ample, bumper, superabundant, inexhaustible, prolific, profuse, teeming, copious, prodigal, considerable, vast, immense, great, liberal, lavish, generous, princely, handsome, luxuriant, rich
informal tidy, whopping
South African informal lank
1.1Giving generously: this bountiful God has thought of everything
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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.



Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊntɪf(ə)li/
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.


Early 16th century: from bounty + -ful.

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There are 2 main definitions of bountiful in English:

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Bountiful 2

Pronunciation: /ˈboun(t)əfəl/

Entry from US English dictionary

A city in northern Utah, north of Salt Lake City; population 44,473 (est. 2008).
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