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Synonyms for generous
ˈdʒɛn ər əsgen·er·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 6 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.1 / 8 votes

  1. generous

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

    mean, ignoble, illiberal, selfish, churlish

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. generousadjective

    willing to give and share unstintingly

    "a generous donation"

    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"

    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"

    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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. generousadjective

    noble, magnanimous, honorable, high-minded

  2. generousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. generousadjective

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

    illiberal, ungenerous, stingy, scant, miserly, penurious

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  1. Monica Magiri:

    We'll never get another person like her -- she's left a gap that no one can fill. She was so generous to us. We have to be generous to honor her.

  2. French Proverb:

    No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    On Fridayin the Oval Office, I made what I thought was a very generous offer to the president, the most generous offer yet, the president must take yes for an answer. Until he does, it’s the Trump Shutdown.

  4. Will Rogers:

    I can remember way back when a liberal was one who was generous with his money.

  5. Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh:

    I direct a message to our generous brothers of the Islamic State in Syria: to host my son, the pilot Mu'ath, with generous hospitality, i ask God that their hearts are gathered together with love, and that he is returned to his family, wife and mother.

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