Generous Definition

Giving or sharing liberally and willingly; openhanded.
Webster's New World
Showing kindness and magnanimity.
It was generous of him to mention us in his remarks.
American Heritage
Having qualities attributed to people of noble birth; noble-minded; gracious; magnanimous.
Webster's New World
Of noble birth.
Webster's New World
Large; ample.
Generous portions of food.
Webster's New World

Origin of Generous

  • French genereux of noble birth, magnanimous from Latin generōsus from genus gener- birth genə- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French genereux, and its source, Latin generōsus (“of noble birth”), from genus (“race, stock”).

    From Wiktionary

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