What does generosity mean?

Definitions for generosity
ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ tigen·eros·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generosity, generousness(noun)

    the trait of being willing to give your money or time

  2. generosity, unselfishness(noun)

    acting generously

Wiktionary

  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

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.

How to pronounce generosity?

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How to say generosity in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Albert Camus:

    Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

  3. Cometan:

    Patience, gratitude and generosity are the only three components you need to live in pure contentment.

  4. Lara Aknin:

    Generosity helps knit our social lives together... and function as a larger collective, gift-giving, and helping others more broadly, helps us navigate and smooth our social world.

  5. Marya Mannes:

    Generosity with strings is not generosity It is a deal.

Images & Illustrations of generosity

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