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Meaning of GENEROUS

Pronunciation:  'jenurus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  more than adequate; "a generous portion"
  2. [adj]  willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
  3. [adj]  not petty in character and mind; "unusually generous in his judgment of people"

GENEROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: ample, benevolent, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, freehearted, giving, handsome, kind, large, lavish, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, overgenerous, prodigal, too-generous, ungrudging, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting
 Antonyms: meanspirited, stingy, ungenerous
 See Also: charitable, generous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gen"er*ous\, a. [F. g['e]n['e]reux, fr. L. generous of
noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth,
race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d {Gender}.]
1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.]

         The generous and gravest citizens.    --Shak.

2. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded
   as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous;
   spirited; courageous. ``The generous critic.'' --Pope.
   ``His generous spouse.'' --Pope. ``A generous pack [of
   hounds].'' --Addison.

3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly;
   munificent; as, a generous friend or father.

4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a
   generous table. --Swift.

5. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as,
   generous wine.

Syn: Magnanimous; bountiful. See {Liberal}. --
     {Gen"er*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Gen"er*ous*ness}, n.

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