American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Very liberal in giving; generous.
- adj. Showing great generosity: a munificent gift. See Synonyms at liberal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Extremely liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous: as, a munificent benefactor or patron.
- Characterized by great liberality or lavish generosity: as, a munificent gift.
- Synonyms Bountiful, bounteous, princely. See beneficence.
- adj. Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish.
- adj. very generous
- From Latin munificus, munificens ("liberal"), from munus ("gift") + facio ("I make"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin mūnificēns, mūnificent-, from mūnificus : mūnus, gift; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see fact. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chinese lady well known as a munificent patron of the faith, and I believe another at Nanking, but I do not know if it is complete or not .”
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“As an instance of the wild liberality of the age, we are informed, that Henry the "munificent" Count of Champagne, being applied to by a poor gentleman for a portion to enable him to marry his two daughters: his steward remonstrated to him, "that he had given away every thing," "thou _liest_," said Henry, "I have _thee_ left;" so he delivered over the steward to the petitioner, who put him into confinement until he gave him 500 livres, a handsome sum in those days.”
“The U.S. auctioned $28 billion worth of four-week bills on Wednesday paying a munificent yield of 0%.”
“Is that their coach or Jim Nantz's intern?" and the university awarded young head coach Brad Stevens a munificent, 12-year contract, nobody really thought the plucky Indianapolis school would be back so soon.”
“He was for several years Lord Rector of St. Andrews University, to which, as well as to Glasgow University, he was a munificent benefactor.”
“Even with all those munificent dividend payments, my net worth has dropped by a third, and new vistas of worry open up for me each day.”
“We know that local councils are strapped for cash but such a munificent gesture from the councillors also seems somewhat improbable!”
“Sandel was Youth, and he threw his strength away with the munificent abandon of Youth.”
“Sure enough Warner junior is – like his dad – a munificent distributor of football's largesse: he is listed on the Fifa website as a regional officer of the Goal bureau that dispenses Fifa's development funds to member associations.”
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