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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 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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generously
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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