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gen·er·ous

 (jĕn′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Liberal in giving or sharing. See Synonyms at liberal.
2. Showing kindness and magnanimity: It was generous of him to mention us in his remarks.
3. Marked by abundance; ample: a generous slice of cake.
4. Having a rich bouquet and flavor: a generous wine.
5. Obsolete Of noble lineage.

[French genereux, of noble birth, magnanimous, from Latin generōsus, from genus, gener-, birth; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

gen′er·ous·ly adv.
gen′er·ous·ness n.

generous

(ˈdʒɛnərəs; ˈdʒɛnrəs)
adj
1. willing and liberal in giving away one's money, time, etc; munificent
2. free from pettiness in character and mind
3. full or plentiful: a generous portion.
4. (Brewing) (of wine) rich in alcohol
5. (Agriculture) (of a soil type) fertile
[C16: via Old French from Latin generōsus nobly born, from genus race; see genus]
ˈgenerously adv
ˈgenerousness n

gen•er•ous

(ˈdʒɛn ər əs)

adj.
1. liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish.
2. free from meanness or pettiness; magnanimous.
3. large; abundant: a generous piece of pie.
4. rich or strong in flavor: a generous wine.
5. fertile; prolific: generous soil.
[1580–90; < Middle French généreux < Latin generōsus of noble birth <gener-, genus genus + -ōsus -ous]
gen′er•ous•ly, adv.
gen′er•ous•ness, n.
syn: generous, charitable, liberal, munificent all describe giving or sharing something of value. generous stresses the warm and sympathetic nature of the giver: a retired executive, generous with her time. charitable stresses the goodness and kindness of the giver and the need of the receiver: a charitable contribution to a nursing home. liberal emphasizes the large size of the gift and the openhandedness of the giver: a liberal bequest to the university. munificent refers to a gift or award so strikingly large as to evoke amazement or admiration: a lifetime income, a truly munificent reward for his loyalty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
charitable - full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"
generous - not petty in character and mind; "unusually generous in his judgment of people"
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
2.generous - not petty in character and mind; "unusually generous in his judgment of people"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
meanspirited, ungenerous - lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"
3.generous - more than adequate; "a generous portion"
ample - more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply"

generous

adjective
2. magnanimous, kind, noble, benevolent, good, big, high-minded, unselfish, big-hearted, ungrudging He was not generous enough to congratulate his successor.
3. plentiful, lavish, ample, abundant, full, rich, liberal, overflowing, copious, bountiful, unstinting, profuse, bounteous (literary), plenteous a room with a generous amount of storage space
plentiful small, tiny, meagre, minimal, scanty
Proverbs
"It is easy to be generous with other people's property"

generous

adjective
1. Characterized by bounteous giving:
2. Willing to give of oneself and one's possessions:
Translations
سَموح، مُتَسامِحكريمكَريمكَرِيـموافِر
štědrývelkodušnývelkorysýpořádný
generøsrigeligstorsindetgavmild
anteliasjalosukuinen
darežljivizdašanobilatplemenitvelikodušan
göfuglyndur; sáttfúsörláturríflegur, stór
気前のよい
인심 좋은
dosniaikilniaširdiškaikilniaširdiškaskilniaširdiškumaskilnus
augstsirdīgsbagātīgsdāsnsdevīgs
riadnyveľkorysý
obilenradodaren
generös
ใจกว้าง
cömertbağışlayıcıbolbüyükçokça
hào phóng

generous

[ˈdʒenərəs] ADJ
1. (= not mean) [person, mood] → generoso
she must have been feeling generousdebía sentirse generosa or dadivosa
she was generous in her praise of himse deshizo en elogios para con él
she was generous in her praise of what he'd donehizo grandes elogios de lo que había realizado
that's very generous of youeso es muy generoso de tu parte
he was rather too generous with the chilli saucese pasó un poco con la salsa picante, se le fue un poco la mano con la salsa picante
to be generous with one's moneyser generoso or desprendido con el dinero
be generous with the creamno escatimes la nata
he wasn't exactly generous with the whiskyno fue muy espléndido que digamos con el whisky
2. (= lavish, sizeable) [gift] → espléndido; [donation] → cuantioso, generoso; [rise] → importante, generoso; [pay, offer] → generoso; [portion] → grande, generoso; [bosom, figure] → opulento
very generous credit termsunas condiciones de crédito muy favorables
a generous amount of sthuna buena cantidad de algo
a generous helping of sthuna ración generosa de algo, una buena ración de algo
3. (= kind) [person, gesture] → amable
it was very generous of Nigel to say what he didfue muy amable por parte de Nigel decir lo que dijo
thank you for your generous remarksgracias por sus amables observaciones

generous

[ˈdʒɛnərəs] adj
(= person) → généreux/euse
That's very generous of you → C'est très généreux de votre part.
[donation, gift] → généreux/euse; [support] → généreux/euse
[helping, portion] → copieux/euse, généreux/euse
a generous size
The house is a generous size → La maison est assez grande.
a generous amount of sth [+ ingredient] → une bonne dose de qch

generous

adj
(= liberal) person, moodgroßzügig; they were in a less generous moodsie waren weniger großzügig; to be generous in one’s praisemit Lob nicht geizen, voll des Lobes sein (geh); to be generous with one’s timegroßzügig mit seiner Zeit umgehen; he was generous in sharing his knowledgeer ließ andere an seinem Wissen großzügig teilhaben
(= lavish) gift, hospitality, subsidy, prize, sum, offergroßzügig; termsgünstig; (= plentiful) portion, supplyreichlich; a generous amount or helping of …eine reichliche Portion; to be a generous sizegroßzügig bemessen sein; a generous size 14eine groß ausgefallene Größe 14; with the generous support of …mit großzügiger Unterstützung von …; the car has a generous boot (Brit) or trunk (US) → der Wagen hat einen großzügigen Kofferraum
(= kind) person, gesture, spiritgroßmütig; remarkswohlwollend; she was generous in defeatsie war eine großmütige Verliererin; they were generous enough to overlook the mistakesie waren so großzügig, den Fehler zu übersehen

generous

[ˈdʒɛnrəs] adj (gen) → generoso/a; (plentiful, supply, quantity) → abbondante, generoso/a
to be generous with sth → essere prodigo/a di qc

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

generous

كَرِيـم štědrý generøs großzügig γενναιόδωρος generoso antelias généreux darežljiv generoso 気前のよい 인심 좋은 vrijgevig sjenerøs hojny generoso щедрый generös ใจกว้าง cömert hào phóng 慷慨的
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Ah, but I warned you that I was in a generous mood," the Prince said, with a smile.
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But he could not draw back from the generous word when it was once uttered, even though he felt now, vaguely foreseeing certain eventualities in his intrigue with Madame Karenina, that this generous word had been spoken thoughtlessly, and that even though he were not married he might need all the hundred thousand of income.
Charles thought it was a burst of generous friendship, and admired the self-denial with which she urged her aunt to relinquish the idea.
An unfortunate circumstance for you," said the king, in a less generous tone of voice.
Besides the gift of these buildings, they have made other generous donations to the school.