Meaning of “generous” in the English Dictionary

"generous" in British English

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uk /ˈdʒen.ər.əs/ us /ˈdʒen.ər.əs/

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 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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adverb uk /ˈdʒen.ər.ə us /ˈdʒen.ər.ə



Please give generously to charity.
The jacket is very generously cut.

(Definition of “generous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"generous" in American English

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us /ˈdʒen·ə·rəs/

(of someone) willing to give help or support, esp. more than is usual or expected, or (of something) larger than usual or expected:

a generous donor
food in generous portions
adverb us /ˈdʒen·ə·rə·sli/

Please give generously to those in need.

(Definition of “generous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)