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Synonyms for generous
ˈdʒɛn ər əs

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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

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.)

    Synonyms:
    noble, magnanimous, honorable, high-minded

  2. generous(a.)

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

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How to use generous in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Hobbes:

    All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

  2. David Davis:

    We're excited and incredibly grateful to the individual who made such a generous and kind donation.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Generosity shouldn't be taken for granted. I mean, it should be appreciated at all times. Yes! but if it is not appreciated as expected, just dare to be generous anyway. Because, God himself takes no generosity for granted i.e. he (God almighty) appreciates and rewards every act of generosity, no matter how small it appears. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Chuang-tzu:

    Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    You can be charitable (generous) without being loveful (full of love). Yes! but dare to be charitable anyway. For, God almighty appreciates or rewards every act of charity. -Emeasoba George

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