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- in 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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In recognition of this munificent patronage of the State's languishing industries, the Governor commissioned him a colonel.
Munificent as life was to me, I added to that munificence.
But those who take an interest in this tale, will be glad to learn that the BROTHERS CHEERYBLE live; that their liberal charity, their singleness of heart, their noble nature, and their unbounded benevolence, are no creations of the Author's brain; but are prompting every day (and oftenest by stealth) some munificent and generous deed in that town of which they are the pride and honour.
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 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.
This munificent charity from the man of the waters to the poor Cingalese was accepted with a trembling hand.
She is, you are aware, a woman of most munificent disposition, and happily in possession--not I presume of great wealth, but of funds which she can well spare.
he showed us to our seats, not the smallest acknowledgment of our kindness in giving such munificent orders did we draw from him, he hovered around the table as if it would be unsafe to leave us with his knives and forks (he should have seen her knives and forks), when we spoke to each other he affected not to hear, we might laugh but this uppish fellow would not join in.
Sparsit, 'your will is to me a law, sir; otherwise, it might be my inclination to dispute your kind commands, not feeling sure that it will be quite so agreeable to Miss Gradgrind to receive me, as it ever is to your own munificent hospitality.
Again: Tellson's was a munificent house, and extended great liberality to old customers who had fallen from their high estate.
he received the munificent salary of 'six dollars a quarter and board.
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.