Definition of generosity in English:

generosity

Line breaks: gen¦er|os¦ity
Pronunciation: /ʤɛnəˈrɒsəti
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The quality of being kind and generous: I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbours
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
liberality, lavishness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, open-handedness, free-handedness, bounty, unselfishness, indulgence, prodigality, princeliness
literary bounteousness
magnanimity, kindness, kindliness, benevolence, beneficence, altruism, charity, philanthropism, nobility, nobleness, loftiness, high-mindedness, big-heartedness, honourableness, honour, goodness, unselfishness, self-sacrifice, lack of prejudice, disinterest
2The quality or fact of being plentiful or large: diners certainly cannot complain about the generosity of portions
More example sentences
  • The generosity was in keeping with the large portion sizes in general.
Synonyms

Origin

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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