overgenerous

adjective over·gen·er·ous \ ˌō-vər-ˈjen-rəs , -ˈje-nə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overgenerous

: excessively generous
  • Drowning in gifts from overgenerous grandparents? Encourage your child to donate a few to kids who have less.
  • Today's Parent
  • His usually sympathetic, sometimes overgenerous interpretation of others' motives has been a hallmark of his character at least since his student days.
  • —Hendrik Hertzberg

overgenerously

adverb
    • … the notion that the city's workers are overgenerously paid …
    • The Record Searchlight (Redding, California)
    • In fact, the house salad would have been perfect had not a tart, bottled-tasting dressing been overgenerously ladled on top.
    • —Susan Braunstein
    • overgenerously describes itself as "one of America's greatest newspapers," …
    • The Washington Post

First Known Use of overgenerous

1719


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