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generous

adjective uk   /ˈdʒen.ər.əs/  us   /-ɚ-/

generous adjective (CHARACTER)

B1 willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected: a very generous man [+ to infinitive] It was most generous of you to lend me the money. She's been very generous with her time. There's a generous (= kinder than deserved) review of the book in today's newspaper.
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generous adjective (SIZE)

C1 larger than usual or expected: a generous slice of cake a generous pay increase
generously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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B2 Please give generously to Children in Need. The jacket is very generously cut.
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