munificent


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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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see fact.]

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

munificent

(mjuːˈnɪfɪsənt)
adj
1. (of a person) very generous; bountiful
2. (of a gift) generous; liberal
[C16: back formation from Latin mūnificentia liberality, from mūnificus, from mūnus gift + facere to make]
muˈnificence, muˈnificentness n
muˈnificently adv

mu•nif•i•cent

(myuˈnɪf ə sənt)

adj.
characterized by or displaying great generosity.
[1575–85; < Latin mūnificent-, s., in derivation, of mūnific(us) performing one's obligations, bountiful, generous =mūni(a) functions, duties + -ficus -fic; compare magnificent]
mu•nif′i•cence, n.
mu•nif′i•cent•ly, adv.
syn: See generous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.munificent - very generousmunificent - very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"

munificent

munificent

adjective
Characterized by bounteous giving:
Translations

munificent

[mjuːˈnɪfɪsnt] ADJmunífico, munificente

munificent

adj (form)großzügig; person alsogenerös (geh)

munificent

[mjuːˈnɪfɪsnt] adjmunifico/a
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The former offered me munificent wages; the latter ordered me to pack up: he wanted no women in the house, he said, now that there was no mistress; and as to Hareton, the curate should take him in hand, by-and-by.
Again: Tellson's was a munificent house, and extended great liberality to old customers who had fallen from their high estate.
And yet,'' said he, recollecting himself, ``as I would not spare my own old and disabled limbs in the good cause of Old England, so Malkin must e'en run her hazard on the same venture; and it may be they will think our poor house worthy of some munificent guerdon or, it may be, they will send the old Prior a pacing nag.
Mark the successful man, the merchant prince with argosies on every sea, the employer of thousands of hands, the munificent contributor to public charities, the churchwarden, the member of parliament, and the generous patron of his relatives his self-approbation struggling with the instinctive sense of baseness in the money-hunter, the ignorant and greedy filcher of the labor of others, the seller of his own mind and manhood for luxuries and delicacies that he was too lowlived to enjoy, and for the society of people who made him feel his inferiority at every turn.
When he saw me, he made me a low bow and assured me that I was a munificent patron of art.
I was aware, however, that his very ancient family had been noted, time out of mind, for a peculiar sensibility of temperament, displaying itself, through long ages, in many works of exalted art, and manifested, of late, in repeated deeds of munificent yet unobtrusive charity, as well as in a passionate devotion to the intricacies, perhaps even more than to the orthodox and easily recognisable beauties of musical science.
This munificent charity from the man of the waters to the poor Cingalese was accepted with a trembling hand.
The delighted recipients of these munificent gifts would gladly have poured out their thanks to their generous benefactor, but they had seen him, upon quitting the hut, merely give some orders to a sailor, and then springing lightly on horseback, leave Marseilles by the Porte d'Aix.
he received the munificent salary of 'six dollars a quarter and board.
The little shrunken financier was intensely delighted to have questions asked him, and he scraped together information, by frugal processes, and took notes, in his little greasy pocket-book, of incidents which might interest his munificent friend.
Its length was equal to that of three of the loftiest trees that grow, and it was as wide as the great hall of audience in your palace, O most sublime and munificent of the Caliphs.
The work appears to be light and the pay munificent.