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 Dictionary entry overview: What does generous mean? 

GENEROUS (adjective)
  The adjective GENEROUS has 3 senses:

1. willing to give and share unstintingly
2. not petty in character and mind
3. more than adequate

  Familiarity information: GENEROUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

GENEROUS (adjective)

Sense 1generous [BACK TO TOP]


Willing to give and share unstintingly

Context example:

a generous donation


unselfish (not greedy)

lavish; munificent; overgenerous; prodigal; too-generous; unsparing; unstinted; unstinting (very generous)

big; bighearted; bounteous; bountiful; freehanded; giving; handsome; liberal; openhanded (given or giving freely)

benevolent; freehearted (generous in providing aid to others)


charitable (full of love and generosity)

generous (not petty in character and mind)

unselfish (disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others)


generosity; generousness (the trait of being willing to give your money or time)


stingy (unwilling to spend)

Sense 2generous [BACK TO TOP]


Not petty in character and mind

Context example:

unusually generous in his judgment of people


big; large; magnanimous (generous and understanding and tolerant)

ungrudging (without envy or reluctance)


generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)


ungenerous (lacking in magnanimity)

Sense 3generous [BACK TO TOP]


More than adequate

Context example:

a generous portion


ample (more than enough in size or scope or capacity)

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