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bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuh l] /ˈbaʊn tə fəl/
adjective
1.
liberal in bestowing gifts, favors, or bounties; munificent; generous.
2.
abundant; ample:
a bountiful supply.
Origin of bountiful
1500-1510
1500-10; bounty + -ful
Related forms
bountifully, adverb
bountifulness, noun
unbountiful, adjective
unbountifully, adverb
unbountifulness, noun
Synonyms
1. See generous. 2. See plentiful.

Bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuh l] /ˈbaʊn tə fəl/
noun
1.
a city in N Utah, near Salt Lake City.
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British Dictionary definitions for bountiful

bountiful

/ˈbaʊntɪfʊl/
adjective
1.
plentiful; ample (esp in the phrase a bountiful supply)
2.
giving freely; generous
Derived Forms
bountifully, adverb
bountifulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bountiful
adj.

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

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