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Existing in, characterized by, or producing abundance: bounteous harvests; bounteous land.

[Middle English bountevous, from Old French bontive, benevolent, from bonte, bounty; see bounty.]

boun′te·ous·ly adv.
boun′te·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.bounteousness - generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
generosity, generousness - the trait of being willing to give your money or time




, bountifulness
nGroßzügigkeit f; (of sovereign, god)Güte f; (of harvest, gifts)reiche Fülle (geh)
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Rather, this emblematic value of the figure Zengzi has generated the ideologically loaded and narrow interpretation of what once must have been a much plainer, but nonetheless meaningful, maxim: "Be mindful of the end, pursue things a long way [rather than minding only what is in your immediate vicinity], and the people's virtue/power will return to bounteousness.
She structures the book by decades, beginning with a sumptuous feast from late imperial Russia, proceeding through the meager fare available during the early Soviet years, and so on, up to and including the bounteousness of Putin's Russia.
And if it really is more blessed to give than to receive, the old boy's bounteousness was sumptuously rewarded by the waves of applause which confirmed that his definitive interpretation will remain a Wintermas favourite long after he has settled back into his front-of-circle seat in that great auditorium in the sky.