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GENEROUS

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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]

Meaning:

Willing to give and share unstintingly

Context example:

a generous donation

Similar:

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)

Also:

charitable (full of love and generosity)

generous (not petty in character and mind)

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

Attribute:

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

Antonym:

stingy (unwilling to spend)


Sense 2generous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not petty in character and mind

Context example:

unusually generous in his judgment of people

Similar:

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

ungrudging (without envy or reluctance)

Also:

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)

Antonym:

ungenerous (lacking in magnanimity)


Sense 3generous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

More than adequate

Context example:

a generous portion

Similar:

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


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