From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgenerousgen‧e‧rous /ˈdʒenərəs/ ●●○W3 adjective1GENEROUSsomeone who is generous is willing to give money, spend time etc, in order to help people or give them pleasureOPP meangenerous to somebodyShe’s always very generous to the kids.generous with somethingJim is very generous with his time.it/that is generous (of somebody)It was generous of them to ask Anna along.generous offer/support/donation etcmy employer’s generous offer to pay the bill► see thesaurus at kind2BIGlarger or more than the usualsize or amountOPP measlya generous glass of winegenerous amount/helping/measure etca generous helping of pastaHe had a well-shaped generous mouth.3KINDsympathetic in the way you deal with people, and tending to see the good qualities in someone or somethingOPP meanShe was generous enough to overlook my little mistake. —generously adverbPlease give generously to the refugee fund.
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generous• The company offers bonuses, stockoptions, and a generousbenefitpackage.• Thanks largely to some generousdonations from absentwell-wishers, we also made more money than last year.• The Cranstons are among the museum's most generousdonors.• She is usually generous in her judgments of people.• He was a generous man with strong abrasivestreaks and keenhatreds.• My dad offered to pay my planefare, which was very generous of him.• It's really a very generous one.• a generouspension plan• I am so amazed at how caring and generous people are here.• I usually stir a generousquantity of rum into the cakemixture.• He heaped the plate with a generous serving of meat and potatopie.• My sister's really generous. She's always buying things for her friends.• a generousslice of cake• Roy was always cheerful and outgoing and generous to everyone.• Nevertheless, the move back towards a more generouswelfarepolicy for older people was hesitatingly slow.• Mrs. Flatch is a very generous woman.generous to somebody• Ida is more generous to family and friends than her sister.generous amount/helping/measure etc• Evelyn poured everyone out a generous measure.• She watched him carefully as Wakelate brought in the brandy and poured out a generous measure.• He poured a generous measure into a plasticcup then slid it over the top of the desk into her hand.• Has an interesting nuttiness and generous amount of alcohol, but not much spice.• He also made sure that the servants had a generous amount of beer, too.• The idea is to introduce a generous helping of loosefeed in the first instance.• She poured out a generous measure of maltwhisky and positioned the glass in front of his nose.• Simply smear on a generous amount over your skin after cleansing to make a revitalising face mask.Origingenerous(1500-1600)Frenchgénéreux, from Latingenerosus“born into a high rank”, from genus; → GENUS