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Synonyms for generous
ˈdʒɛn ər əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generous(adj)

    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. generous(adj)

    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. generous(adj)

    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

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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. generous

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

    mean, ignoble, illiberal, selfish, churlish

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. generous(a.)

    noble, magnanimous, honorable, high-minded

  2. generous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. generous(a)

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

    illiberal, ungenerous, stingy, scant, miserly, penurious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "generous":

    généreux, generously, bountiful, generosity, unstinting, unselfish, magnanimous, selfless

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How to use generous in a sentence?

  1. Winston Churchill:

    You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her.

  2. Heidi Schoeneck:

    For me it was generous thing to do for my kid.

  3. Celine Dion:

    He will be remembered as a gentle man, generous and kind, an unprecedented visionary, a modern Pygmalion, a Renaissance man.

  4. Kevin Kuventhirarasa:

    He was very active, generous and helpful, i don't know how I will explain his absence to his classmates.

  5. Imad Alarnab:

    Syrians... are some of the most generous people ever, i visited most of the villages all over Syria and once I visited North Aleppo and we were asking( for) directions and instead of telling us where to go they asked us to come inside, eat their food and then one of them led us the way -- without even knowing who we were.

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    An antonym for "ignominious"
    • A. opprobrious
    • B. smuggled
    • C. honorable
    • D. inglorious

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