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Definition of "generous" []

  • Liberal in giving or sharing. See Synonyms at liberal. (adjective)
  • Characterized by nobility and forbearance in thought or behavior; magnanimous. (adjective)
  • Marked by abundance; ample: a generous slice of cake. (adjective)
  • Having a rich bouquet and flavor: a generous wine. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Of noble lineage. (adjective)

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 "generous" in a sentence
  • "_your_ thoughts; but, as we once more note that puzzled look, think your generous heart and honest nature deserve more _generous_ treatment."
  • "States are grappling with record budget deficits, which some governors have tried to close by trimming what they call the generous benefits enjoyed by public employees."
  • "States are grappling with record budget deficits, which some governors have tried to close by trimming what they call the generous benefits public employees receive."