generosity
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌd͡ʒɛnəˈɹɑsəti/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌd͡ʒɛnəˈɹɒsɪti/

Noun

generosity

  1. (uncountable) The trait of being willing to donate money, time or resources.
    • 1963: Erik H. Erikson, Childhood and Society
      We have mentioned generosity as an outstanding virtue required in Sioux life.
  2. (countable) A generous act.
    • 1873: Reverend M. C. Tyler, Proceedings at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Sage College of the Cornell University
      May the generosities of the founders of these halls, be rewarded by the fair and holy characters which shall be here formed […] .
  3. (uncountable) The trait of being abundant, more than adequate.
  4. (archaic, uncountable) Good breeding; nobility of stock.
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