Definition of generosity in English:

generosity

noun

  • 1The quality of being kind and generous.

    ‘I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors’
    • ‘Her kindness and generosity go way beyond what is expected of any human being.’
    • ‘They made many friends and were struck by the kindness, generosity and optimism of the local people.’
    • ‘Due to the wonderful generosity of the parishioners, the Church has been modernised using beautiful and innovative designs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In dealing with his fallen enemies, he displayed unprecedented generosity.’
    • ‘Our readers have so often displayed unfailing generosity: this time, you surpassed yourself in the most amazing style.’
    • ‘The generosity of friends and supporters kept them going during the bleakest periods.’
    • ‘Your generosity is greatly appreciated to help our web site grow!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors and we thank them most profusely.’
    • ‘Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, overheads were kept to a minimum.’
    • ‘Thanks to the kind generosity of the unnamed man, there was sufficient food for all.’
    • ‘They were also humbled by the generosity shown by the relatives of the victims they met.’
    • ‘The generosity of the sponsors covered the expenses including the cost of the flowers.’
    • ‘"I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the local people, " she added.’
    • ‘We were truly astounded by your overwhelming generosity.’
    liberality, lavishness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, open-handedness, free-handedness, bounty, unselfishness, indulgence, prodigality, princeliness
    magnanimity, kindness, kindliness, benevolence, beneficence, altruism, charity, philanthropism, nobility, nobleness, loftiness, high-mindedness, big-heartedness, honourableness, honour, goodness, unselfishness, self-sacrifice, lack of prejudice, disinterest
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    1. 1.1 The quality or fact of being plentiful or large.
      ‘diners certainly cannot complain about the generosity of portions’
      • ‘The generosity was in keeping with the large portion sizes in general.’
      abundance, plentifulness, copiousness, amplitude, profuseness, richness, lavishness, liberality, munificence, largeness, superabundance, infinity, inexhaustibility, opulence
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Origin

Late Middle English (denoting nobility of birth): from Latin generositas, from generosus ‘magnanimous’ (see generous). Current senses date from the 17th century.

Pronunciation

generosity

/ˌdʒɛnəˈrɑsədi//ˌjenəˈräsədē/