Generosity definition

jĕnə-rŏsĭ-tē
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Kindness or magnanimity.

Spoke of his rival with generosity.

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Liberality in giving or willingness to give.

A philanthropist's generosity.

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The quality of being generous.
  • Nobility of mind; magnanimity.
  • Willingness to give or share; unselfishness.
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(uncountable) The trait of being willing to donate money and/or time.
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The definition of generosity is the quality of being willing to share.

An example of generosity is always donating extra food and supplies to shelters.

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A generous act.
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(literally uncountable) Good breeding; nobility of stock.
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(countable) A generous act.
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(uncountable) Acting generously.
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(uncountable) The trait of being abundant, more than adequate.
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A generous act.
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Amplitude; abundance.

The generosity of the salaries.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
generosity
Plural:
generosities

Origin of generosity

  • Middle English generosite from Old French from Latin generōsitās from generōsus generous generous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French générosité

    From Wiktionary