Definition of generosity in English:


Syllabification: gen·er·os·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌjenəˈräsədē


1The quality of being kind and generous: I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors
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  • The couple say they have been left speechless by the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours.
  • The generosity of friends and supporters kept them going during the bleakest periods.
  • They made many friends and were struck by the kindness, generosity and optimism of the local people.
kindness, benevolence, altruism, charity, big-heartedness, goodness
literary bounteousness
1.1The quality or fact of being plentiful or large: diners certainly cannot complain about the generosity of portions
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  • The generosity was in keeping with the large portion sizes in general.


late Middle English (denoting nobility of birth): from Latin generositas, from generosus 'magnanimous' (see generous). Current senses date from the 17th century.

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