adjective gen·er·ous \ˈjen-rəs, ˈje-nə-\

: freely giving or sharing money and other valuable things

: providing more than the amount that is needed or normal : abundant or ample

: showing kindness and concern for others

Full Definition of GENEROUS

archaic :  highborn
a :  characterized by a noble or kindly spirit :  magnanimous
b :  liberal in giving <a generous benefactor>
c :  marked by abundance or ample proportions <wide overhangs and generous verandas — Lewis Mumford>
gen·er·ous·ly adverb
gen·er·ous·ness noun

Origin of GENEROUS

Middle French or Latin; Middle French genereus, from Latin generosus, from gener-, genus
First Known Use: 1583

Synonym Discussion of GENEROUS

liberal, generous, bountiful, munificent mean giving or given freely and unstintingly. liberal suggests openhandedness in the giver and largeness in the thing or amount given <a teacher liberal with her praise>. generous stresses warmhearted readiness to give more than size or importance of the gift <a generous offer of help>. bountiful suggests lavish, unremitting giving or providing <children spoiled by bountiful presents>. munificent suggests a scale of giving appropriate to lords or princes <a munificent foundation grant>.
GENEROUS Defined for Kids


adjective gen·er·ous \ˈje-nə-rəs, ˈjen-rəs\

Definition of GENEROUS for Kids

:  freely giving or sharing <She was generous with her time.>
:  providing more than enough of what is needed :  abundant <a generous supply>
gen·er·ous·ly adverb


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