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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"
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adv (form)großzügig, generös (geh); munificently donated by …großzügigerweise gespendet von …
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"Thank you, sir!" 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."
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. And, over all, was a great mountain range of snowy clouds in the blue southern sky.
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.
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.'
The IPCC's terms of reference assume a priori -- a red flag right there -- that greenhouse gases drive global warming, with other causes munificently thrown in as an afterthought.
Not to forget, given Munich's economic importance, the hotel offers plentiful business facilities including on-site tailoring service, but more enticing amenities are the upscale spa, with sauna and steam rooms, and a munificently sized indoor swimming pool--a lovely space, in which to while away a day during severe autumn or winter visits.
"Genius Thus Munificently Employed!!!": Philanthropy and Celebrity in the Theaters of Garrick and Siddons".
Flanking another door is a terracotta study for the Allegory of Christian Charity on the monument to Count Ugo of Tuscany in the Badia Florentina, the abbey founded by the mother of the 'Grand Baron' (as Dante called him), and munificently endowed by her son.
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Deployed munificently are commentaries from contemporaries, colleagues, writers and film critics.
15 (1942-44, orchestration finished 1946) for large orchestra is a munificently laid out work of about 45 minutes in duration and a sweeping pathos-laden gesture of Romantic temperament, which was necessitated by the unsettled times in which it was written.