- 1The quality of being kind and generous: I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighboursMore example sentences
liberality, lavishness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, open-handedness, free-handedness, bounty, unselfishness, indulgence, prodigality, princeliness• literary bounteousnessmagnanimity, kindness, kindliness, benevolence, beneficence, altruism, charity, philanthropism, nobility, nobleness, loftiness, high-mindedness, big-heartedness, honourableness, honour, goodness, unselfishness, self-sacrifice, lack of prejudice, disinterest
- 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.
late Middle English (denoting nobility of birth): from Latin generositas, from generosus 'magnanimous' (see generous). Current senses date from the 17th century.