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

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  1. generositynoun

    Synonyms:
    liberality

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

  2. generositynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    liberality, nobility

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

  3. generositynoun

    acting generously

    Synonyms:
    nobility, liberality

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

  4. generositynoun

    the trait of being more than adequate

    Synonyms:
    nobility, liberality

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

  5. generositynoun

    good breeding; nobility of stock

    Synonyms:
    nobility, liberality

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

  6. generositynoun

    a generous act

    Synonyms:
    nobility, liberality

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    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

    Synonyms:
    unselfishness, generousness

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

  2. generosity, unselfishnessnoun

    acting generously

    Synonyms:
    unselfishness, generousness

    Antonyms:
    stinginess

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. generositynoun

    Synonyms:
    nobleness, disinterestedness, magnanimity, high-mindedness

  2. generositynoun

    Synonyms:
    liberality, bounty, bounteousness, bountifulness, charity, munificence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. generositynoun

    Synonyms:
    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. Melissa Rivers:

    My mother's legacy as a much loved comedienne and philanthropist will be commemorated in this collaboration with Christie's and her generosity to charitable causes is something I will continue in her honor.

  2. President Bush:

    One of my fondest memories of the inauguration, was the grace and generosity that President Bush showed me, and President Bush showed Michelle.

  3. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey:

    People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.

  4. Principal Jeremy Roche:

    When Verda Tetteh started speaking on the microphone, I was overwhelmed. I think a lot of people in the stadium were, honestly, i was so moved by her generosity.

  5. Charlton Heston:

    Gregory Peck was one of those few great actors of generosity, humor, toughness and spirit. From our fight scene in The Big Country (1958) to his willingness to stand up for what he believed personally, Gregory Peck faced life's challenges with great vigor and courage.

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