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.
Origin: 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, donate, 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
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- كريم, سخيArabic
- generósCatalan, Valencian
- generös, großzügigGerman
- γερός, γενναιόδωροςGreek
- emankor, eskuzabalBasque
- راد, نجیب, بخشنده, سخاوتمندانهPersian
- jalosukuinen, anteliasFinnish
- généreux, généreuseFrench
- murah hatiIndonesian
- abbondante, magnanimo, generosoItalian
- 気の大きい, 寛大なJapanese
- nobel, edelboortig, scheutig, vrijgevig, gul, genereus, hooggeboren, grootmoedigDutch
- hojny, szczodryPolish
- generoso, nobre, grande, magnânimo, dadivoso, abundante, digno, mão-abertaPortuguese
- măriminos, generosRomanian
- родовитый, благородный, великодушный, щедрыйRussian
- obìlat, ȉzdāšan, plemènit, velikòdušan, darèžljivSerbo-Croatian
- بے لوثUrdu
- hào phóngVietnamese
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