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Definition of "generosity" []

  • Liberality in giving or willingness to give: a scholarship funded by the generosity of anonymous donors. (noun)
  • Nobility of thought or behavior; magnanimity. (noun)
  • Amplitude; abundance. (noun)
  • A generous act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "generosity" in a sentence
  • "The OED says that generosity comes from the Latin word genus which means kind, as in ilk not nicety."
  • "And I have plenty of company; Bob lets several of his close friends hunt there, and his generosity is appreciated by us all."
  • "The affection which I have for you, which you call generosity, gives me no such claim, and it gives me no desire to tear open those wounds which your poor heart must feel so keenly."