The word "bounteous" means generous, plentiful, and abundant, but its antonyms can be frugal, limited and insufficient. The word "bountiful" signifies something that is ample, fruitful, and abundant, but its antonyms could be scarce, barren, or inadequate. These contrasting words come in handy when one wants to describe something that is opposed to being generous and plentiful. For instance, if we take the example of a miserly person, the opposite of bounteous or bountiful would be stingy or tight-fisted. Similarly, when we describe a barren land with no vegetation, we can say that it is opposite to being bountiful or fruitful.
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