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bounteous

[ boun-tee-uhs ]
/ ˈbaʊn ti əs /
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adjective
giving or disposed to give freely; generous; liberal.
more than sufficient; plentiful; abundant.
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Origin of bounteous

First recorded in 1325–75; late Middle English bo(u)ntevous, from Old French bontieus, bontive (equivalent to bonte “goodness” + -ive, feminine of adjective ending -if ) + -ous adjective suffix, influenced by bounty; see also -ive, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for bounteous

bounteous
/ (ˈbaʊntɪəs) /

adjective literary
giving freely; generousthe bounteous goodness of God
plentiful; abundant

Derived forms of bounteous

bounteously, adverbbounteousness, noun
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