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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.As an employer, she was generous toward her workers and paid them well.
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: displaying or acting in a tolerant, open-hearted, or forgiving manner.
Her generous gesture brought an end to the feuding.He was generous toward the man who had wronged him, even offering him a job.It was generous of you to say the service was excellent; I thought it was no more than satisfactory.
synonyms:
charitable, magnanimous
definition 3: having a benevolent 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 4: 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
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derivations: generously (adv.), generousness (n.)
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