bounteous

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adjective boun·te·ous \ ˈbau̇n-tē-əs \

Definition of bounteous

1 :giving or disposed to give freely
2 :liberally bestowed

bounteously

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bounteousness

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Examples of bounteous in a Sentence

  1. Together we give thanks for this bounteous harvest.

  2. offered a bounteous reward for finding the lost ring

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Origin and Etymology of bounteous

Middle English bountevous, bounteuous, from Anglo-French bontive kind, from bunté


BOUNTEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

bounteous

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Definition of bounteous for English Language Learners

  • : giving or providing many desired things


BOUNTEOUS Defined for Kids

bounteous

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adjective boun·te·ous \ ˈbau̇n-tē-əs \

Definition of bounteous for Students

1 :generous 1
  • a bounteous host
2 :given in plenty :abundant
  • a bounteous harvest


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