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1The quality of being kind and generous:‘I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbours’
liberality, lavishness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, open-handedness, free-handedness, bounty, unselfishness, indulgence, prodigality, princelinessmagnanimity, kindness, kindliness, benevolence, beneficence, altruism, charity, philanthropism, nobility, nobleness, loftiness, high-mindedness, big-heartedness, honourableness, honour, goodness, unselfishness, self-sacrifice, lack of prejudice, disinterestView synonyms
- ‘Our readers have so often displayed unfailing generosity: this time, you surpassed yourself in the most amazing style.’
- ‘Now, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we're almost there.’
- ‘They were also humbled by the generosity shown by the relatives of the victims they met.’
- ‘Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, overheads were kept to a minimum.’
- ‘Enjoyed by audience and participants alike, the concert showed the generosity of spirit that community music-making engenders.’
- ‘The couple say they have been left speechless by the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours.’
- ‘They made many friends and were struck by the kindness, generosity and optimism of the local people.’
- ‘Also, I am truly touched by the generosity of the general public.’
- ‘Due to the wonderful generosity of the parishioners, the Church has been modernised using beautiful and innovative designs.’
- ‘In dealing with his fallen enemies, he displayed unprecedented generosity.’
- ‘Thanks to the kind generosity of the unnamed man, there was sufficient food for all.’
- ‘We were truly astounded by your overwhelming generosity.’
- ‘We want to make sure that nobody can take advantage of our charity or our generosity.’
- ‘There isn't even a moment's coda acknowledging the generosity of his act.’
- ‘The generosity of friends and supporters kept them going during the bleakest periods.’
- ‘Your generosity is greatly appreciated to help our web site grow!’
- ‘"I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the local people, " she added.’
- ‘We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors and we thank them most profusely.’
- ‘The generosity of the sponsors covered the expenses including the cost of the flowers.’
- ‘Her kindness and generosity go way beyond what is expected of any human being.’
2The quality or fact of being plentiful or large:‘diners certainly cannot complain about the generosity of portions’
abundance, plentifulness, copiousness, amplitude, profuseness, richness, lavishness, liberality, munificence, largeness, superabundance, infinity, inexhaustibility, opulenceView synonyms
- ‘The generosity was in keeping with the large portion sizes in general.’
Late Middle English (denoting nobility of birth): from Latin generositas, from generosus magnanimous (see generous). Current senses date from the 17th century.
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