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English definition of “generous”

generous

adjective (SIZE)    /ˈdʒen.ər.əs/ US  /-ɚ-/
C1 larger than usual or expected : a generous slice of cake a generous pay increase Plenty and abundant generously     /-li/ adverb B2 Please give generously to Children in Need. The jacket is very generously cut .Generous and charitableCharity organizationsPlenty and abundant
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