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generousadjective

 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
generously
adverb  us   /ˈdʒen·ə·rə·sli/
Please give generously to those in need.
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generousadjective

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 tolend 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.əs.li/  us   /ˈdʒen.ər.əs.li/

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B2 Please give generously to ​charity. The ​jacket is very generously ​cut.
(Definition of generous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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