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1The quality of being kind and generous.‘I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors’
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.’
- ‘Enjoyed by audience and participants alike, the concert showed the generosity of spirit that community music-making engenders.’
- ‘They made many friends and were struck by the kindness, generosity and optimism of the local people.’
- ‘We want to make sure that nobody can take advantage of our charity or our generosity.’
- ‘We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors and we thank them most profusely.’
- ‘We were truly astounded by your overwhelming generosity.’
- ‘Her kindness and generosity go way beyond what is expected of any human being.’
- ‘Thanks to the kind generosity of the unnamed man, there was sufficient food for all.’
- ‘Your generosity is greatly appreciated to help our web site grow!’
- ‘The generosity of the sponsors covered the expenses including the cost of the flowers.’
- ‘Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, overheads were kept to a minimum.’
- ‘They were also humbled by the generosity shown by the relatives of the victims they met.’
- ‘"I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the local people, " she added.’
- ‘In dealing with his fallen enemies, he displayed unprecedented generosity.’
- ‘The couple say they have been left speechless by the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours.’
- ‘Also, I am truly touched by the generosity of the general public.’
- ‘The generosity of friends and supporters kept them going during the bleakest periods.’
- ‘There isn't even a moment's coda acknowledging the generosity of his act.’
- ‘Due to the wonderful generosity of the parishioners, the Church has been modernised using beautiful and innovative designs.’
- 1.1 The 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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