American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Liberality in giving or willingness to give: a scholarship funded by the generosity of anonymous donors.
- n. Nobility of thought or behavior; magnanimity.
- n. Amplitude; abundance.
- n. A generous act.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nobility; the order of nobles.
- n. The quality of being generous; magnanimity; liberality of sentiment and action; more specifically, a disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors; a quality of the heart or mind opposed to meanness or parsimony.
- n. Liberality in act; munificence: as, the object of one's generosity.
- n. A generous act.
- n. uncountable the trait of being willing to donate money and/or time
- n. uncountable acting generously
- n. uncountable the trait of being more than adequate
- n. literally (uncountable) good breeding; nobility of stock
- n. countable a generous act
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Noble birth.
- n. The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.
- n. Liberality in giving; munificence.
- n. acting generously
- n. the trait of being willing to give your money or time
- generous + -ity (Wiktionary)
- Middle English generosite, from Old French, from Latin generōsitās, from generōsus, generous; see generous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The OED says that generosity comes from the Latin word genus which means kind, as in ilk not nicety.”
“And I have plenty of company; Bob lets several of his close friends hunt there, and his generosity is appreciated by us all.”
“The affection which I have for you, which you call generosity, gives me no such claim, and it gives me no desire to tear open those wounds which your poor heart must feel so keenly.”
“She seemed much moved by what she called my generosity: she consented; we were married.”
“You did not conceal from me that I was not sufficient to constitute all your world: you threw yourself, as you had done once before, upon what you called my generosity: you did not deceive yourself then; you have not deceived yourself now.”
“The conference officials found out that nearby school kids had nothing for Christmas, so they organized Christmas parties for them and sent in presents," said Arndt. That kind of generosity is flowing in from churches around the country.”
“But, as we have pointed out, here and here, the current wave of migration to the Canaries, which has triggered this sudden "generosity", is entirely due to the effect of the predatory third country fishing agreements, which are depriving Africans of their livelihoods.”
“Medicaid allows for significant state-to-state variation in generosity and coverage levels.”
“Montserrat Caballé as part of the Christmas teevee swill! that prayer and forgiveness always do the trick that generosity is pretty potent, too”
“Browncoat generosity is becoming legendary around here!”
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