bounteous

[ boun-tee-uhs ]
/ ˈbaʊn ti əs /

adjective

giving or disposed to give freely; generous; liberal.
freely bestowed; plentiful; abundant.

Origin of bounteous

1325–75; late Middle English (bountebounty + -ous); replacing Middle English bountevous<Middle French bontive (bontebounty + -ive, feminine of -if-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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