willing to give and share unstintingly
"a generous donation"
not petty in character and mind
"unusually generous in his judgment of people"
more than adequate
"a generous portion"
Of noble birth.
Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.
Thank you for your generous words.
Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.
She's been extremely generous with her winnings.
Large, more than ample, copious.
Etymology: From genereux, and its source, generosus, from genus.
of honorable birth or origin; highborn
exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous
open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father
characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table
full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine
Generous was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse who in 1991 won both the Epsom and the Irish Derby. As a two-year-old he won three of his six races, most notably the Dewhurst Stakes as a 50/1 outsider. He finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas on his three-year-old debut, but showed vastly improved form when moved up to longer distances in summer. In a period of seven weeks he won the Derby by five lengths, the Irish Derby by three lengths and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by a record seven lengths. His performances established him as one of the outstanding British racehorses of his era. After running poorly in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe he was retired to stud, where his record was disappointing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jen′ėr-us, adj. of a noble nature: courageous: liberal: bountiful: invigorating in its nature, as wine: (obs.) nobly born.—adv. Gen′erously.—ns. Gen′erousness, Generos′ity, nobleness or liberality of nature: (arch.) nobility of birth. [Fr. généreux—L. generosus, of noble birth—genus, birth.]
Willing to contribute, give or share money, skills or time.
She was a generous soul who contributed to the community in the form of mentoring and volunteering, donated items to the charity shop and shared money with others from her profitable businesses to overseas charities.Submitted by MaryC on September 20, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'generous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4037
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'generous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4433
Rank popularity for the word 'generous' in Adjectives Frequency: #534
The numerical value of generous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of generous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Mitt Romney was a successful, loving, caring, generous man--and he never showed it, the simple fact is: You're going to get attacked. You have to show who you are first.
I’m just wanting to thank him, like, all I’m wanting to do is go up to him and give him a hug and tell him ‘thank you.’ That was like really generous of him.
Lee Ermey was Lee Ermey, and a kind and gentle soul. Lee Ermey was generous to everyone around Lee Ermey. And, Lee Ermey especially cared deeply for others in need, please support your men and women in uniform. That's what Lee Ermey wanted most of all.
I don’t think anyone will be able to do what he’s done, but certainly we do need people to step into his shoes, he will have to retire in the next couple years, and I guess for us the hope is there will be people who will donate, who will also … have this antibody and become life-savers in the same way he has, and all we can do is hope there will be people out there generous enough to do it, and selflessly in the way he’s done.
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- سخي, كريمArabic
- generósCatalan, Valencian
- großzügig, generösGerman
- γενναιόδωρος, γερόςGreek
- eskuzabal, emankorBasque
- نجیب, سخاوتمندانه, راد, بخشندهPersian
- antelias, jalosukuinenFinnish
- généreux, généreuseFrench
- murah hatiIndonesian
- magnanimo, abbondante, generosoItalian
- 寛大な, 気の大きいJapanese
- edelboortig, grootmoedig, scheutig, nobel, hooggeboren, genereus, vrijgevig, gulDutch
- szczodry, hojnyPolish
- mão-aberta, digno, generoso, nobre, grande, abundante, magnânimo, dadivosoPortuguese
- generos, măriminosRomanian
- великодушный, благородный, родовитый, щедрыйRussian
- velikòdušan, darèžljiv, plemènit, ȉzdāšan, obìlatSerbo-Croatian
- بے لوثUrdu
- hào phóngVietnamese
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