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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
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The question slipped out involuntarily and in a tone of surprise, for the one virtue on which he prided himself was generosity.
Duncan now turned to explain these proposals to his commander, who heard him with amazement, and a sensibility that was deeply touched by so unusual and unexpected generosity.
Several English gentlemen there, being sensible of my adverse fortune, and touched with human sympathy, generously offered a friendly supply for my wants, which I refused, with many thanks for their kindness; adding, that I never expected it would be in my power to recompense such unmerited generosity.
It was more probable, therefore, that the descendants of a Pyncheon who had emigrated to Virginia, in some past generation, and became a great planter there,--hearing of Hepzibah's destitution, and impelled by the splendid generosity of character with which their Virginian mixture must have enriched the New England blood,--would send her a remittance of a thousand dollars, with a hint of repeating the favor annually.
Wondrous strength arid generosity of a woman's heart
To that natural magnanimity and generosity of mind which one often marks as characteristic of the women of Kentucky, she added high moral and religious sensibility and principle, carried out with great energy and ability into practical results.
It grew to be a bitter night in that little hotel, backed up against a precipice that had no visible top to it, but we kept warm, and woke in time in the morning to find that everybody else had left for Gemmi three hours before-- so our little plan of helping that German family (principally the old man) over the pass, was a blocked generosity.
Milliken had a spell of sickness over her husband's rash generosity.
I wish you could have heard how she talked of it with what candour and generosity.
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.
This I learned from her benefactress; from the pious and charitable lady who adopted her in her orphan state, reared her as her own daughter, and whose kindness, whose generosity the unhappy girl repaid by an ingratitude so bad, so dreadful, that at last her excellent patroness was obliged to separate her from her own young ones, fearful lest her vicious example should contaminate their purity: she has sent her here to be healed, even as the Jews of old sent their diseased to the troubled pool of Bethesda; and, teachers, superintendent, I beg of you not to allow the waters to stagnate round her.
As he was the first to injure, make him the first to implore pardon; and then - why then, Ellen, I might show you some generosity.