Overgenerous



[jen-er-uh s] /ˈdʒɛn ər əs/

adjective
1.
liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish:
a generous patron of the arts; a generous gift.
2.
free from meanness or smallness of mind or character; magnanimous.
3.
large; abundant; ample:
a generous portion of pie.
4.
rich or strong in flavor:
a generous wine.
5.
fertile; prolific:
generous soil.
/ˌəʊvəˈdʒɛnərəs; -ˈdʒɛnrəs/
adjective
1.
excessively willing and liberal in giving away one’s time, money, etc
/ˈdʒɛnərəs; ˈdʒɛnrəs/
adjective
1.
willing and liberal in giving away one’s money, time, etc; munificent
2.
free from pettiness in character and mind
3.
full or plentiful: a generous portion
4.
(of wine) rich in alcohol
5.
(of a soil type) fertile
adj.

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.

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