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

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

bounteously, adverb
bounteousness, noun
overbounteous, adjective
overbounteously, adverb
overbounteousness, noun
unbounteous, adjective
unbounteously, adverb
unbounteousness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Bounteous
World English Dictionary
bounteous (ˈbaʊntɪəs)
1.  giving freely; generous: the bounteous goodness of God
2.  plentiful; abundant

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

late 14c., from bounty + -ous; originally "full of goodness," but always shading toward "generous in bestowing," a sense which might have been left to bountiful.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Abundant talent and equally bounteous good fortune propelled him to the top
  four decades ago.
Bounteous research has confirmed that for polished athletes, the explicit
  monitoring of destroys performance.
His booming voice, practised oratory and bounteous promises send a hush through
  the crowd.
We also reveled in the zarzuela, a bounteous seafood stew in a heady broth of
  saffron-accented white wine.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature