Definition of “generous” - English Dictionary

“generous” in 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)

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They cannot continue to be as selfish as they have been to date, and should instead be more generous when it comes to equipping this important agency.
I hope that you will continue to seek to balance repressive measures against illegal immigration with a generous approach to refugees and an emphasis on human rights and fundamental freedoms.
If you think this is in keeping with generous proclamations about employment, about securing health and safety in the workplace, then we really are mistaken.
I cannot help thinking that many administrative expenses are intentionally estimated on the generous side in order to have the extra funding for buildings in reserve.
Generous, fair and far-sighted aid, together with a trade policy which attacks the causes of poverty and insecurity must therefore be an integral part of our foreign and security policy.
According to information received from the field, the international response has been generous and the immediate needs seem to be covered.
We should now be generous enough to take our share of those fleeing persecution and those seeking to make a better life for themselves.
We must respond to the plight of the people through generous giving from our aid budget and more help in patrolling the peace.
The notion that these large farms are in the hands of one owner who is the recipient of generous subsidies is wrong.
Handing out gifts today, supposedly helping people and being feted for acting like a generous social benefactor, is the wrong policy.