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Definitions of generous

  1. Generously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. more than adequate; "a generous portion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Characterized by liberality; munificent; bountiful; high-minded; honorable; strong; stimulating. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Of a noble nature: courageous: liberal: invigorating in its nature, as wine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Noble; magnanimous; liberal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Giving liberally; magnanimous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Cheering or stimulating, as wine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Primarily, of noble birth; of noble nature; magnanimous; honourable; liberal; munificent; courageous; full of spirit; invigorating; overflowing; abundant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Liberal; bountiful; excellent; open-hearted; strong or invigorating in its nature. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for generous

  1. How good you are- how noble and how generous – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  2. I'm going soon, and perhaps the country will be more generous in future." – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
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