When you give $1,000 for a birthday gift when everyone else only gives $20, this is an example of a time when you would be described as munificent.
- very generous in giving
- characterized by or indicative of great generosity: a munificent reward
Origin of munificentClassical Latin munificens ; from munificus, bountiful ; from munus, a gift (akin to munia: see municipal) + facere, to make: see do
- Very liberal in giving; generous: a munificent benefactor.
- Showing great generosity: a munificent gift. See Synonyms at liberal.
Origin of munificentLatin m&umacron;nific&emacron;ns, m&umacron;nificent-, from m&umacron;nificus : m&umacron;nus, gift; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see fact.
(comparative more munificent, superlative most munificent)
From Latin munificus, munificens (“liberal"), from munus (“gift") + facio (“I make").