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Definition of generous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1giving or willing to give freely; given freely a generous benefactor generous (with something) to be generous with your time to be generous in giving help a generous gift/offer It was generous of him to offer to pay for us both. opposite stingy
  2. 2more than is necessary; large synonym lavish a generous helping of meat The car has a generous amount of space.
  3. 3kind in the way you treat people; willing to see what is good about someone or something a generous mind He wrote a very generous assessment of my work.
adverb Please give generously. a dress that is generously cut (= uses plenty of material)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: generous