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gen·er·os·i·ty

 (jĕn′ə-rŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. gen·er·os·i·ties
1. Liberality in giving or willingness to give: a philanthropist's generosity.
2. Kindness or magnanimity: spoke of his rival with generosity.
3. Amplitude; abundance: the generosity of the salaries.
4. A generous act: "The cries of welcome recalled vanished generosities of the old city" (Lawrence Durrell).

[Middle English generosite, from Old French, from Latin generōsitās, from generōsus, generous; see generous.]

generosity

(ˌdʒɛnəˈrɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. willingness and liberality in giving away one's money, time, etc; magnanimity
2. freedom from pettiness in character and mind
3. a generous act
4. abundance; plenty

gen•er•os•i•ty

(ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. readiness or liberality in giving; munificence.
2. freedom from meanness or pettiness; magnanimity.
3. a generous act.
4. largeness or fullness; amplitude.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.generosity - the trait of being willing to give your money or timegenerosity - the trait of being willing to give your money or time
charitableness - generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate)
bounteousness, bounty - generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
bigheartedness - the quality of being kind and generous
liberality, liberalness - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
unselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others; "rural people show more devotion and unselfishness than do their urban cousins"
kindness - the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
2.generosity - acting generouslygenerosity - acting generously      
share-out, sharing - a distribution in shares

generosity

noun
1. liberality, charity, bounty, munificence, beneficence, largesse or largess There are many stories of his generosity.
2. magnanimity, goodness, kindness, benevolence, selflessness, charity, unselfishness, high-mindedness, nobleness his moral decency and generosity of spirit
Quotations
"Generosity knows how to count, but refrains" [Mason Cooley City Aphorisms]

generosity

noun
Translations
velkorysostštědrost
generøsitetstorsindethedgavmildhed
anteliaisuus
darežljivost
bőkezűségbőségnagylelkűségnemesség
örlæti; göfuglyndi
寛大
마음이 후함
veľkorysosť
velikodušnost
generositet
ความมีใจกว้าง
sự hào phóng

generosity

[ˌdʒenəˈrɒsɪtɪ] Ngenerosidad f

generosity

[ˌdʒɛnəˈrɒsɪti] ngénérosité f
to take advantage of sb's generosity → profiter de la générosité de qn

generosity

n
Großzügigkeit f; (of terms)Günstigkeit f
(= nobleness)Großmut m

generosity

[ˌdʒɛnəˈrɒsɪtɪ] ngenerosità

generous

(ˈdʒenərəs) adjective
(negative ungenerous).
1. willing to give a lot of money, time etc for some purpose. a generous giver; It is very generous of you to pay for our holiday.
2. large; larger than necessary. a generous sum of money; a generous piece of cake.
3. kind, willing to forgive. Try to be generous and forgive; a person's generous nature/remarks.
ˈgenerously adverb
ˌgeneˈrosity (-ˈrosəti) noun

generosity

كَرَم velkorysost generøsitet Großzügigkeit γενναιοδωρία generosidad anteliaisuus générosité darežljivost generosità 寛大 마음이 후함 vrijgevigheid sjenerøsitet hojność generosidade щедрость generositet ความมีใจกว้าง cömertlik sự hào phóng 慷慨
References in classic literature ?
He was one day engaged with Mr Allworthy in a discourse on charity: in which the captain, with great learning, proved to Mr Allworthy, that the word charity in Scripture nowhere means beneficence or generosity.
Verily," replied the Pharisee; "let us hasten: for this generosity in the heathen is unwonted; and fickle-mindedness has ever been an attribute of the worshippers of Baal.
It is also necessary that the magistrates, upon entering into their offices, should make magnificent sacrifices and erect some public structure, that the people partaking of the entertainment, and seeing the city ornamented with votive gifts in their temples and public structures, may see with pleasure the stability of the government: add to this also, that the nobles will have their generosity recorded: but now this is not the conduct which those who are at present at the head of an oligarchy pursue, but the contrary; for they are not more desirous of honour than of gain; for which reason such oligarchies may more properly be called little democracies.
The prospect of four thousand a-year, in addition to his present income, besides the remaining half of his own mother's fortune, warmed his heart, and made him feel capable of generosity.
The squires, with cap in hand, and low reverences, expressed their deep sense of a courtesy and generosity not often practised, at least upon a scale so extensive.
Therefore," resumed she, "I have circumvented him with good counsels; and as certain minds, jealous, no doubt, of the glory you are about to acquire by this generosity, have endeavored to prove to the king that he ought not to accept this donation, I have struggled in your favor, and so well have I struggled, that you will not have, I hope, that distress to undergo.
My second brother is in Peru, so wealthy that with what he has sent to my father and to me he has fully repaid the portion he took with him, and has even furnished my father's hands with the means of gratifying his natural generosity, while I too have been enabled to pursue my studies in a more becoming and creditable fashion, and so to attain my present standing.
But five of the other virtues which Pierre recalled, counting them on his fingers, he felt already in his soul: courage, generosity, morality, love of mankind, and especially obedience- which did not even seem to him a virtue, but a joy.
Up to this point she wrote rapidly and naturally, but the appeal to his generosity, a quality she did not recognize in him, and the necessity of winding up the letter with something touching, pulled her up.
But as the admiral's generosity has made me sole heir to everything he possessed, I feel bound to do the fullest justice to the interests of others, however hostile to myself those interests may be.
But still I am not without apprehensions of your being shortly obliged to degrade yourself in your own eyes by seeking a support for your wife in the Generosity of Sir Edward.
It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature; for take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity and courage he will put on, when he finds himself maintained by a man; who to him is instead of a God, or melior natura; which courage is manifestly such, as that creature, without that confidence of a better nature than his own, could never attain.