over·​gen·​er·​os·​i·​ty | \ ˌō-vər-ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē How to pronounce overgenerosity (audio) , -ˈrä-stē \

Definition of overgenerosity

: 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

First Known Use of overgenerosity

1754, in the meaning defined above

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“Overgenerosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overgenerosity. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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