over·​gen·​er·​os·​i·​ty ˌō-vər-ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē How to pronounce overgenerosity (audio)
: excessive or unwarranted generosity
overgenerosity in excusing others' faults
erred on the side of overgenerosity
At first, employees won't believe you have actually given them full power to spend your money. They'll fear penalties for overgenerosity.The Globe and Mail (Canada)
I should warn you against overgenerosity with the seasonings. I know how tempting it is to throw in just that bit more than a recipe calls for but, in this instance, it will come to no good.Nigel Slater

Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overgenerosity was in 1754

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Cite this Entry

“Overgenerosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overgenerosity. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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