generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
Syn: ↑bounty
Derivationally related forms: ↑bounteous, ↑bounteous (for: ↑bounty)
Hypernyms: ↑generosity, ↑generousness

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  • bounteousness — noun see bounteous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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