One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excessively generous.‘she was not overgenerous with praise’
generous, magnanimous, open-handed, unsparing, unstinting, ungrudging, lavish, free, munificent, bountiful, beneficent, benevolent, big-hearted, kind-hearted, kind, philanthropic, charitable, altruistic, unselfishView synonyms
- ‘Continental nations, beset by deep structural problems arising out of their overgenerous welfare states, look enviously at Britain's relatively high economic growth, low unemployment, and rising standard of living.’
- ‘The problem is that the system is overgenerous in paying for unnecessarily specialized health care and drugs for a notoriously hypochondriac nation (especially the middle classes).’
- ‘It may also be worth making IE's page margins narrower, as they can sometimes be overgenerous.’
- ‘Having being overgenerous in its first table of standard values, the ministry has now swung the other way and the new rates represent a pretty unattractive underpinning of the market.’
- ‘Positive assessments of professional behaviour are reported more extensively than negative ones, leading to overgenerous evaluations.’
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