Generosity



[jen-uh-ros-i-tee] /ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti/

noun, plural generosities.
1.
readiness or liberality in giving.
2.
freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character.
3.
a act:
We thanked him for his many generosities.
4.
largeness or fullness; amplitude.
/ˌdʒɛnəˈrɒsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
willingness and liberality in giving away one’s money, time, etc; magnanimity
2.
freedom from pettiness in character and mind
3.
a generous act
4.
abundance; plenty
n.

early 15c., “nobility, goodness of race,” from Latin generositatem (nominative generositas) “nobility, excellence, magnanimity,” from generosus (see generous). Meaning “munificence” is recorded from 1670s.

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