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bounteous

[boun-tee-uhs]
adjective
1.
giving or disposed to give freely; generous; liberal.
2.
freely bestowed; plentiful; abundant.

Origin:
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
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bounteous (ˈbaʊntɪəs)
 
adj
1.  giving freely; generous: the bounteous goodness of God
2.  plentiful; abundant
 
'bounteously
 
adv
 
'bounteousness
 
n

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bounteous
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.
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