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bounty +‎ -ous

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbaʊntiəs/, /ˈbaʊnʃəs/

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bounteous (comparative more bounteous, superlative most bounteous)

  1. (of a person) Inclined to be generous.
  2. (of a gift, etc.) Liberal or abundant.
    • 1819 December 20 (indicated as 1820), Walter Scott, chapter XL, in Ivanhoe; a Romance. [], volume III, Edinburgh: [] Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. [], →OCLC, page 266:
      “Your Grace may be well assured,” said the Friar, “that, with the grace of Saint Dunstan, I shall find the way of multiplying your most bounteous gift.”
    • 2023 March 5, Miranda Sawyer, quoting Jason Williamson, “Sleaford Mods: ‘The UK is like a crazy golf course – all we’ve got left are landmarks’”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      “I’d like to say it’s not just bounteous privilege, but it is. People like Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, they’re incredibly cut off from the world. []

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