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ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ tigen·eros·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generosity, generousnessnoun

    the trait of being willing to give your money or time

  2. generosity, unselfishnessnoun

    acting generously

Wiktionary

  1. generositynoun

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

  2. generositynoun

    acting generously

  3. generositynoun

    the trait of being more than adequate

  4. generositynoun

    good breeding; nobility of stock

  5. generositynoun

    a generous act

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generositynoun

    noble birth

  2. Generositynoun

    the quality of being noble; noble-mindedness

  3. Generositynoun

    liberality in giving; munificence

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of generosity in a Sentence

  1. Kent Frogley:

    We are grateful for their generosity and the emerging relationship.

  2. Mary White:

    Anthony's relationship with Evan Benn is a true revelation of Anthony Bourdain character. Anthony Bourdain friendship with Evan Benn was amazing. Anthony Bourdain was Anthony Bourdain and a very good friend. Anthony Bourdain generosity and spirit will truly be missed.

  3. Albert Camus:

    Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.

  4. Adlai Ewing Stevenson:

    What do I believe As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand.

  5. Kristin Klingshirn:

    The Bert Show family has responded tremendously, exceeded every expectation, we are blown away by their generosity.

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