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bounteous

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊntɪəs
 
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Definition of bounteous in English:

adjective

archaic
Generously given or giving; bountiful: the earth yields a bounteous harvest
More example sentences
  • Still, we Irish are renowned for our bounteous big-heartedness.
  • Grain fetched high prices due to the war in Europe, and the harvest was bounteous thanks to sufficient rain at the right time.
  • It includes magnificent cycle lanes, bounteous fish counters in supermarkets, excellent public transport, Spanish healthcare and, of course, the weather.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French bontif, -ive 'benevolent' (from bonte 'bounty'), on the pattern of plenteous.

Derivatives

bounteously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • They are bounteously gifted filmmakers, but sometimes you just want them to lay off the irony and climb down here with the groundlings.
  • Spring is bounteously green, summers provide a welcome cool, but fall is simply spectacular.
  • An intriguing array of Ganesha figurines bounteously occupy shelves and tables.

bounteousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Swiftly they build up a relationship of complete trust and love, a fantasy world such as children fashion--full of secrets, promises, and bounteousness to come.
  • You can revel in the bounteousness of nature from the attached balconies of your room in Sun Island Resort.
  • Acknowledge the bounteousness of nature, the awe of water falling down out of the sky.

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