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Definitions for generosity
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

Freebase

  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. Thomas Huxley:

    Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.

  2. Simone de Beauvoir:

    That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.

  3. Robert Boessenecker:

    That has already happened, and I have thanked them for their generosity, but explained that because museums serve as a center of research, that any fossil that enters the museum for a long-term period should be owned by the museum, if were going to put it on display, it has to be a fossil that has been donated or otherwise permanently accessioned [added] into our collection.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    'How did I get here?' 'Is this really happening?' The President's humor and generosity are the only reasons this was even possible.

  5. Jane Fondalikes to toke:

    I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months, so, while meditating today, an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself —or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the s**t hit the fan.

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