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Synonyms for generous
ˈdʒɛn ər əsgen·er·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. generous

    Generous (Latin genus, a race) primarily signifies having the qualities worthy of noble or honorable birth; hence, free and abundant in giving, giving freely, heartily, and self-sacrificingly. As regards giving, generous refers rather to the self-sacrificing heartiness of the giver, liberal to the amount of the gift; a child may show himself generous in the gift of an apple, a millionaire makes a liberal donation; a generous gift, however, is commonly thought of as both ample and hearty. A munificent gift is vast in amount, whatever the motive of its bestowal. One may be free with another's money; he can be generous only with his own. Disinterested suggests rather the thought of one's own self-denial; generous, of one's hearty interest in another's welfare or happiness. One is magnanimous by a greatness of soul (Latin magnus, great, and animus, soul) that rises above all that is poor, mean, or weak, especially above every petty or ignoble motive or feeling pertaining to one's self, and thus above resentment of injury or insult; one is generous by a kindness of heart that would rejoice in the welfare rather than in the punishment of the offender.

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, chivalrous, disinterested, free, free-handed, free-hearted, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, noble, open-handed, open-hearted

    Antonyms:
    avaricious, close, covetous, greedy, ignoble, illiberal, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, petty, rapacious, stingy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. generous

    Synonyms:
    noble, chivalrous, liberal, disinterested, bountiful, magnanimous, open-hearted, munificent, honorable

    Antonyms:
    mean, ignoble, illiberal, selfish, churlish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. generousadjective

    willing to give and share unstintingly

    "a generous donation"

    Antonyms:
    niggardly, meager, cheap, meagerly, scrimpy, cheeseparing, near, hardfisted, tightfisted, skinny, stingy, close, scrimy, chinchy, tight, grudging, closefisted, mingy, ungenerous, penurious, penny-pinching, meagre, beggarly, parsimonious, mean, meanspirited, miserly, chintzy

  2. generousadjective

    not petty in character and mind

    "unusually generous in his judgment of people"

    Antonyms:
    ungenerous, hardfisted, chintzy, stingy, mingy, near, chinchy, tight, meanspirited, meagre, penny-pinching, cheeseparing, cheap, tightfisted, scrimpy, parsimonious, closefisted, grudging, beggarly, close, meager, mean, niggardly, penurious, miserly, skinny, scrimy, meagerly

  3. generousadjective

    more than adequate

    "a generous portion"

    Antonyms:
    mingy, mean, cheeseparing, stingy, tight, close, meager, ungenerous, penny-pinching, chinchy, meanspirited, scrimpy, closefisted, chintzy, cheap, hardfisted, skinny, parsimonious, near, miserly, tightfisted, scrimy, beggarly, penurious, niggardly, meagerly, grudging, meagre

Editors Contribution

  1. contributive

    generally unusually inclined to contribute money, time, or other forms of support.

    mrs. smith is dependably contributive.

    Submitted by rinat on June 5, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. generousadjective

    Synonyms:
    noble, magnanimous, honorable, high-minded

  2. generousadjective

    Synonyms:
    liberal, bountiful, beneficent, munificent, charitable, open-handed, free-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. generousadjective

    Synonyms:
    magnanimous, noble, highminded, ingenuous, munificent, bountiful, open-handed, liberal, lavish, charitable, unstinted, abundant, plentiful, overflowing

    Antonyms:
    illiberal, ungenerous, stingy, scant, miserly, penurious

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How to use generous in a sentence?

  1. Aristotle:

    No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them.

  2. George Eliot:

    The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.

  3. Alleged Sexual Assault Claims Rashad:

    He's a genius. He is generous. He is kind. He's inclusive, what has happened is declaration in the media of guilt without proof.

  4. Gina Meyer:

    We are very grateful for the generous outpouring of support for Katie Meyer and our family and thank you all deeply. Katie Meyer was a bright light in our lives and the lives of so many. Katie Meyer light will continue to shine through the changes that we intend to accomplish in Katie Meyer honor, when the time is appropriate, we will provide further information regarding the desired and necessary change to prevent this tragedy from happening to other students and their families. We ask that everyone respect our family's privacy and give us the time we need to heal.

  5. Yet Johnson:

    For me, it's all about driving. The fairways are generous in some spots. Some holes are narrow. But you've got to hit the fairways here, the rough is pretty penal. It's not super deep, but it's just really thick, and you've just got to drive it straight. I like the golf course. It sets up well for me. I feel like I can drive it good around here.


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