Etymology
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bounteous (adj.)

late 14c., bounteuous, bountevous, from Old French bontieus, bontive; see bounty + -ous. Originally "full of goodness to others," but since c. 1400 shading toward "generous in bestowing," a sense which logically might have been left to bountiful. Related: Bounteously; bounteousness.

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Definitions of bounteous

bounteous (adj.)
given or giving freely;
the bounteous goodness of God
Synonyms: big / bighearted / bountiful / freehanded / handsome / giving / liberal / openhanded
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