munificence


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mu·nif·i·cent

 (myo͞o-nĭf′ĭ-sənt)
adj.
1. Very liberal in giving; generous: a munificent benefactor.
2. Showing great generosity: a munificent gift. See Synonyms at liberal.

[Latin mūnificēns, mūnificent-, from mūnificus : mūnus, gift; see mei- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see fact.]

mu·nif′i·cence n.
mu·nif′i·cent·ly adv.

munificence

the quality of being exceedingly generous; lavish generosity. — munificent, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.munificence - liberality in bestowing giftsmunificence - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
liberality, liberalness - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

munificence

noun generosity, bounty, philanthropy, benevolence, beneficence, liberality, big-heartedness, generousness, open-handedness, bounteousness, largesse or largess Thanks to his munificence, the house has survived.

munificence

noun
Translations
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munificence

[mjuːˈnɪfɪsns] Nmunificencia f

munificence

n (form)Großzügigkeit f, → Generosität f (geh)

munificence

[mjuːˈnɪfɪsns] n (frm) → munificenza
References in classic literature ?
Gracefulness belongeth to the munificence of the magnanimous.
Upon the arrival of the superintendent, a murmur of joy and affection was heard; Fouquet, full of affability, good humor, and munificence, was beloved by his poets, his artists, and his men of business.
Munificent as life was to me, I added to that munificence.
She saw her offering in our beauty, the benevolence of the dauphine in our softness, her own gratitude in our exquisite fineness, and princely munificence in our delicacy.
The veteran soon caused this set of patriotic disinterestedness to be followed by another of private munificence, that, however little it accorded with prudence, was in perfect conformity with the simple integrity of his own views.
You thought to escape my munificence, but it is in vain.
We were able to prove the contrary, and that proof we are ready to give to your majesty, calling in support of it the august widow weeping in the Louvre, where your royal munificence has provided for her a home.
Have no scruple in accepting my offer; our property is derived from the Emperor; we do not own a penny that is not the result of his munificence.
In addition to these establishments, there is a Roman Catholic cathedral, dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier; and a hospital, founded by the munificence of a deceased resident, who was a member of that church.
How, in the course of years, he had reduced the principal by trifling sums, 'having,' said Twemlow, 'always to observe great economy, being in the enjoyment of a fixed income limited in extent, and that depending on the munificence of a certain nobleman,' and had always pinched the full interest out of himself with punctual pinches.
When he was waiting to be the object of your munificence, so freely bestowed for my sake, and when I was unhappy in the mercenary shape I was made to wear, I thought it would have become him better to have worked his own way on.
With the reasons which kept Bulstrode in dread of Raffles there flashed the thought that the dread might have something to do with his munificence towards his medical man; and though he resisted the suggestion that it had been consciously accepted in any way as a bribe, he had a foreboding that this complication of things might be of malignant effect on Lydgate's reputation.