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boun·ti·ful

 (boun′tə-fəl)
adj.
1. Marked by or producing abundance: a bountiful harvest; a bountiful land.
2. Giving generously: Nature has been bountiful to the valley's residents.

boun′ti·ful·ly adv.
boun′ti·ful·ness n.
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bountiful

(ˈbaʊntɪfʊl)
adj
1. plentiful; ample (esp in the phrase a bountiful supply)
2. giving freely; generous
ˈbountifully adv
ˈbountifulness n
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boun•ti•ful

(ˈbaʊn tə fəl)

adj.
1. liberal in bestowing gifts or favors; munificent; generous.
2. abundant; ample.
[1500–10]
boun′ti•ful•ly, adv.
boun′ti•ful•ness, n.
syn: See plentiful.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bountiful - given or giving freelybountiful - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
2.bountiful - producing in abundance; "the bountiful earth"; "a plentiful year"; "fruitful soil"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
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bountiful

adjective (Literary)
1. plentiful, generous, lavish, ample, prolific, abundant, exuberant, copious, luxuriant, bounteous, plenteous The land is bountiful and no one starves.
2. generous, kind, princely, liberal, charitable, hospitable, prodigal, open-handed, unstinting, beneficent, bounteous, munificent, ungrudging Their bountiful host was bringing brandy, whisky and liqueurs.
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bountiful

adjective
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Translations

bountiful

[ˈbaʊntɪfʊl] adj
[person] → généreux/euse
[God] → bienfaiteur/trice
[supply] → abondant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bountiful

[ˈbaʊntɪfʊl] adj (person) → munifico/a; (God) → misericordioso/a; (supply) → abbondante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Thus is it with those whom you honour O holy goddess, bountiful spirit.
And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
It looked as if the easterly weather had come to stay for ever, or, at least, till we had all starved to death in the held-up fleet - starved within sight, as it were, of plenty, within touch, almost, of the bountiful heart of the Empire.
In reality, he could say this with ten times more reason and confidence than Cato, or any other proud fellow among the antient or modern heroes; for he was not only devoid of fear, but might be considered as a faithful labourer, when at the end of harvest he is summoned to receive his reward at the hands of a bountiful master.
My dear sir, you really are too bountiful. My mother desires her very best compliments and regards, and a thousand thanks, and says you really quite oppress her."
There had been company at the brick house to the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner which had been provided at one o'clock,--the Burnham sisters, who lived between North Riverboro and Shaker Village, and who for more than a quarter of a century had come to pass the holiday with the Sawyers every year.
They declared that it surpassed any land that they had ever seen, and often exclaimed what a delight it would be just to run a plough through such a rich and teeming soil, and see it open its bountiful promise before the share.
Still, I shall pass them over, merely remarking that a bountiful nature has made such provision for the happiness of all created things as enables each to rejoice in its existence, and to praise, after its fashion and kind, the divine Being to which it owes its creation.
As he walked along the streets with his leather gloves clasped behind him, and his face indicative of cheerful thought and pleasant calculation, Mr Dennis might have been likened unto a farmer ruminating among his crops, and enjoying by anticipation the bountiful gifts of Providence.
Dame Fortune once upon a day To me was bountiful and kind; But all things change; she changed her mind, And what she gave she took away.
More shame to all classes in that most bountiful and beggarly country for their servile following of Fashion; I could write a chapter or two on this subject, but must forbear, at least for the present.
Rook when she entered the house of bountiful Miss Ladd.