generosity

noun gen·er·os·i·ty \ ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē , -ˈrä-stē \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of generosity

plural generosities
1 a : the quality or fact of being generous
  • a person of great generosity
b : a generous act
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

Recent Examples of generosity from the Web

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First Known Use of generosity

1566


GENEROSITY Defined for English Language Learners

generosity

noun

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

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

Definition of generosity for Students

1 : willingness to give or to share
  • He shows generosity to those in need.
2 : an act of unselfish giving
  • Her generosity was appreciated.


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