Simple Definition of generous
: freely giving or sharing money and other valuable things
: providing more than the amount that is needed or normal : abundant or ample
: showing kindness and concern for others
Examples of generous
The school raised the money through donations from generous alumni.
He was generous with both his time and his money.
She has always been very generous toward the poor.
This restaurant is known for its generous portions.
a generous helping of mashed potatoes
She has a generous heart.
He has generous sympathy for unemployed workers.
Origin of generous
Middle French or Latin; Middle French genereus, from Latin generosus, from gener-, genus
First Known Use: 1583
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