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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French genereux, and its source, Latin generōsus (of noble birth), from genus (race, stock).

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generous (comparative more generous, superlative most generous)

  1. Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous. [from 16th c.]
    Thank you for your generous words.
  2. Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed. [from 17th c.]
    She's been extremely generous with her winnings.
  3. Large, more than ample, copious. [from 17th c.]
    Add a generous helping of mayonnaise.
  4. (obsolete) Of noble birth. [16th-19th c.]

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