bountifulness vs bounty what difference

what is difference between bountifulness and bounty



From Middle English bountyffulnesse, equivalent to bountiful +‎ -ness.


bountifulness (uncountable)

  1. The characteristic of being bountiful.



From Middle English bounte (goodness, virtue; beauty; strength; chivalry, valour; excellence; kindness, mercy; good deed; generosity) [and other forms], borrowed from Anglo-Norman bounté and Old French bonté, bontet, bunté (modern French bonté (goodness, kindness)), from Latin bonitātem, accusative singular of bonitās (goodness; excellence; benevolence, kindness; friendly conduct; virtue), from bonus (good; honest; brave; noble; kind, pleasant) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favour, revere)) + -itās (variant of -tās (suffix forming nouns indicating a state of being)).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊnti/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊn(t)i/
  • Rhymes: -aʊnti
  • Hyphenation: boun‧ty


bounty (countable and uncountable, plural bounties)

  1. (uncountable) Generosity; also (countable) an act of generosity.
    Synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounteousness, (all uncountable; the last obsolete) bountihood
    Antonyms: frugality, parsimony, sparingness, (all uncountable) stinginess
  2. (countable) Something given liberally; a gift.
    Synonyms: boon, gratuity
  3. (countable) A reward for some specific act, especially one given by an authority or a government.
    1. (specifically) A monetary reward for capturing (or, in the past, killing) a person accused or convicted of a crime and who is at large; also, a similar reward for capturing or killing an animal which is dangerous or causing a nuisance.
    2. (military, historical) Money paid to a person when becoming a member of the armed forces, or as a reward for some service therein.
  4. (countable, figuratively) An abundance or wealth.

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Further reading

  • bounty (reward) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • bounty (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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