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Synonyms for generosity
ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ tigen·eros·i·ty

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  1. generositynoun



  2. generositynoun

    the trait of being willing to donate money and/or time

    liberality, nobility


  3. generositynoun

    acting generously

    nobility, liberality


  4. generositynoun

    the trait of being more than adequate

    liberality, nobility


  5. generositynoun

    good breeding; nobility of stock

    nobility, liberality


  6. generositynoun

    a generous act

    nobility, liberality


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. generosity

    According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.

    almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, charity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, sympathy, unselfishness

    barbarity, brutality, churlishness, greediness, harshness, ill-will, illiberality, inhumanity, malevolence, malignity, niggardliness, self-seeking, selfishness, stinginess, unkindness

    Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. generosity, generousnessnoun

    the trait of being willing to give your money or time

    unselfishness, generousness


  2. generosity, unselfishnessnoun

    acting generously

    unselfishness, generousness


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. generositynoun

    nobleness, disinterestedness, magnanimity, high-mindedness

  2. generositynoun

    liberality, bounty, bounteousness, bountifulness, charity, munificence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. generositynoun

    magnanimity, nobleness, liberality, munificence, bounty, bountifulness, beneficence, lavishsess

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "generosity":

    largesse, generous, bounty, kindness, benevolence

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How to use generosity in a sentence?

  1. Dean Koontz:

    We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.

  2. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    People have gone about their business and in the aftermath of the end of the siege last night, people have responded with typical Australian decency and generosity.

  3. Will Rogers:

    I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.

  4. Jeff Lebow:

    Having residents donate their excess food really taps in to their angel nature. We find incredible generosity among people that have fruit trees, it makes them feel really good that they’re helping somebody, even if they don’t know them, but other people in their community.

  5. Albert Camus:

    Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

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