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Definition 1: willing to give and share unstintingly - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where generous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a generous donation

(generous is similar to ...) generous in providing aid to others

(generous is similar to ...) given or giving freely

"was a big tipper" "the bounteous goodness of God" "bountiful compliments" "a freehanded host" "a handsome allowance" "Saturday's child is loving and giving" "a liberal backer of the arts" "a munificent gift" "her fond and openhanded grandfather"

(generous is similar to ...) very generous

"distributed gifts with a lavish hand" "the critics were lavish in their praise" "a munificent gift" "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent" "prodigal praise" "unsparing generosity" "his unstinted devotion" "called for unstinting aid to Britain"

(generous is similar to ...) not greedy

(means also ...) full of love and generosity

"charitable to the poor" "a charitable trust"

(means also ...) not petty in character and mind

"unusually generous in his judgment of people"

(means also ...) disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

(... are attributes of generous) the trait of being willing to give your money or time

Definition 2: not petty in character and mind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where generous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unusually generous in his judgment of people

(generous is similar to ...) generous and understanding and tolerant

"a heart big enough to hold no grudges" "that's very big of you to be so forgiving" "a large and generous spirit" "a large heart" "magnanimous toward his enemies"

(generous is similar to ...) without envy or reluctance

"ungrudging admiration"

(means also ...) willing to give and share unstintingly

"a generous donation"

Definition 3: more than is usual or necessary - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where generous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a generous portion

(generous is similar to ...) more than enough in size or scope or capacity

"had ample food for the party" "an ample supply"

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