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GENEROSITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does generosity mean? 

GENEROSITY (noun)
  The noun GENEROSITY has 2 senses:

1. the trait of being willing to give your money or time
2. acting generously

  Familiarity information: GENEROSITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENEROSITY (noun)


Sense 1generosity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being willing to give your money or time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

generosity; generousness

Hypernyms ("generosity" is a kind of...):

kindness (the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic)

Attribute:

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)

stingy; ungenerous (unwilling to spend)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "generosity"):

charitableness (generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate))

bounteousness; bounty (generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely)

bigheartedness (the quality of being kind and generous)

liberality; liberalness (the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament)

unselfishness (the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others)

Antonym:

stinginess (a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money)


Sense 2generosity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting generously

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

generosity; unselfishness

Hypernyms ("generosity" is a kind of...):

share-out; sharing (a distribution in shares)


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