overgenerosity

noun over·gen·er·os·i·ty \ ˌō-vər-ˌje-nə-ˈrä-sə-tē , -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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