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bountiful (adj) plenty; more than enough; giving liberally.

When something is bountiful we have plenty of it. We have more than enough of it. Perennial rivers, that is, rivers which flow all through the year, are a source of bountiful water. That is, they provide us with plenty of water throughout the year. 'Bountiful' is also giving generously, usually applied to God or nature. The bountiful God generously provides in plenty, His children, the human beings, with the things they need, as the faithful believe. 'He gives with a bountiful hand,' means he is very liberal in giving others what they want of him.

  • The harvest this year has been bountiful, thanks to the timely rains, and to the rivers that are full, and so we now have plenty of food grains to last us through the next year.
  • The philanthropic trust gave with a bountiful hand huge funds for any worthy project, which was of some help to the poor and the needy.
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