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Related to munificently: ingeniously, vicariously, tentativeness


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.
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Adv.1.munificently - in a generous manner; "he gave liberally to several charities"


adv (form)großzügig, generös (geh); munificently donated by …großzügigerweise gespendet von …
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exclaimed Mordaunt, "thank you; my life is always at your service, and should I lose it I should still owe you something; thank you; you have indeed repaid me munificently for my services.
He pictured to himself the anxious projector of the enterprise, who had disbursed so munificently in its outfit, calculating on the zeal, fidelity, and singleness of purpose of his associates and agents; while they, on the other hand, having a good ship at their disposal and a deep pocket at home to bear them out, seemed ready to loiter on every coast, and amuse themselves in every port.
Through the open window, by which Anne sat, blew the sweet, scented, sun-warm air of the August afternoon; outside, poplar boughs rustled and tossed in the wind; beyond them were the woods, where Lover's Lane wound its enchanted path, and the old apple orchard which still bore its rosy harvests munificently.
I cannot but think, with a view to the principle and its tendency to elevate or depress the character of the industrious classes, that a Public Charity is immeasurably better than a Private Foundation, no matter how munificently the latter may be endowed.
I particularly wish, and intend, to act munificently, Mr Clennam.
On its part, the State of Qatar has always munificently acknowledged the services rendered by the expatriate communities in the development of the country, and actively worked to facilitate them in multifarious ways.
The Guarneri Trio play the Dumky in an extremely cantabile manner, munificently (for instance, the eminently vibrant sound of the opening movement, the third movement), which, however, inevitably results in a singular conception of the fine nuances in rhythm and articulation.
So, as a result, of munificently doshed-out funding which has somehow been found, events are proliferating country-wide in celebration of this London-centric extragavanza, and this Bank Holiday sees a huge cultural olympiad event taking over Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter (some possible compensation for its traders not receiving any medal-making orders) on Sunday.