[jen-er-uh s] /ˈdʒɛn ər əs/
liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish:
a generous patron of the arts; a generous gift.
free from meanness or smallness of mind or character; magnanimous.
large; abundant; ample:
a generous portion of pie.
rich or strong in flavor:
a generous wine.
willing and liberal in giving away one’s money, time, etc; munificent
free from pettiness in character and mind
full or plentiful: a generous portion
(of wine) rich in alcohol
(of a soil type) fertile
1580s, “of noble birth,” from Middle French généreux, from Latin generosus “of noble birth,” figuratively “magnanimous, generous,” from genus (genitive generis) “race, stock” (see genus). Secondary senses of “unselfish” (1690s) and “plentiful” (1610s) were present in French and in Latin. Related: Generously; generousness.
- Generous to a fault
see: to a fault
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