Definitions for generosityˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gen•er•os•i•tyˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. readiness or liberality in giving; munificence.

  2. freedom from meanness or pettiness; magnanimity.

  3. a generous act.

  4. largeness or fullness; amplitude.

Origin of generosity:

1375–1425; late ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. generosity, generousness(noun)

    the trait of being willing to give your money or time

  2. generosity, unselfishness(noun)

    acting generously

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. generosity(noun)ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti

    willingness to give or be kind

    Thank you for your generosity.


  1. generosity(Noun)

    the trait of being willing to donate money and/or time

  2. generosity(Noun)

    acting generously

  3. generosity(Noun)

    the trait of being more than adequate

  4. generosity(Noun)

    good breeding; nobility of stock

  5. generosity(Noun)

    a generous act

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generosity(noun)

    noble birth

  2. Generosity(noun)

    the quality of being noble; noble-mindedness

  3. Generosity(noun)

    liberality in giving; munificence


  1. Generosity

    Generosity is the habit of giving without expecting anything in return. It can involve offering time, assets or talents to aid someone in need. Often equated with charity as a virtue, generosity is widely accepted in society as a desirable trait. In times of natural disaster, relief efforts are frequently provided, voluntarily, by individuals or groups acting unilaterally in making gifts of time, resources, goods, money, etc. Generosity is a guiding principle for many registered charities, foundations and non-profit organizations. Generosity can also be spending time, money, or labor, for others, without being rewarded in return. Although the term generosity often goes hand-in-hand with charity, many people in the public's eye want recognition for their good deeds. Donations are needed to support organizations and committees, however, generosity should not be limited to times of great need such as natural disasters and extreme situations. Generosity is not solely based on one's economic status, but instead, includes the individual's pure intentions of looking out for society's common good and giving from the heart. Generosity should reflect the individual's passion to help others. In Buddhism, generosity is one of the Ten Perfections and is the antidote to the self-chosen poison called greed.

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