generosity

play
noun gen·er·os·i·ty \ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē, -ˈräs-tē\

Definition of generosity

plural

generosities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or fact of being generous b :  a generous act

  2. 2 :  abundance <great generosity of spirit>

Examples of generosity in a sentence

  1. her generosity toward the poor

  2. <a sidewalk beggar who benefited from the generosity of kindhearted passersby>

1566

First Known Use of generosity

1566


GENEROSITY Defined for English Language Learners

generosity

play
noun gen·er·os·i·ty \ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē, -ˈräs-tē\

Definition of generosity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish : the quality of being generous; especially : willingness to give money and other valuable things to others


GENEROSITY Defined for Kids

generosity

play
noun gen·er·os·i·ty \ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē\

Definition of generosity for Students

  1. 1 :  willingness to give or to share <He shows generosity to those in need.>

  2. 2 :  an act of unselfish giving <Her generosity was appreciated.>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up generosity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ