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generous

gen·er·ous

generous

 
 
pronunciation:
je n rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: willing to give or share, or giving more than necessary; unselfish.
He was generous with his wealth and supported various charities.It was generous of her to invite her elderly aunt to live with them.
synonyms:
benevolent, bountiful, free-handed, lavish, liberal, munificent, openhanded, philanthropic, unselfish
antonyms:
cheap, churlish, niggardly, penurious, rapacious, stingy, tightfisted, ungenerous
similar words:
altruistic, big, bighearted, bounteous, charitable, magnanimous, profuse, warm-hearted
definition 2: having an admirable character or disposition.
He was a generous ruler who endeavored to help his people.
synonyms:
beneficent, benevolent, bighearted, largehearted, magnanimous
antonyms:
mean
similar words:
charitable, kind, kindhearted, philanthropic, warm-hearted
definition 3: larger than average; more than might be expected; abundant.
She gave each person a generous portion of food.
synonyms:
abundant, bountiful, copious, lavish, plentiful
antonyms:
exiguous, mean, niggardly, small, stingy, ungenerous
similar words:
ample, extravagant, handsome, munificent, plenteous, rich, round
derivations: generously (adv.), generousness (n.)
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