noun, plural gen·er·os·i·ties.
Origin of generosity
Examples from the Web for generosity
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So Pope Francis has found a way to turn the generosity of others into good luck for a few.Pope Francis Raffles Off His Swag to Help the Poor|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mouha talked about the generosity and solidarity of Berber communities.
Through it, George Eliot spoke with an authority and a generosity that was wise and essential and profound.Growing up with George Eliot: Rebecca Mead’s “My Life in Middlemarch”|Lucy Scholes|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
JML: I guess his generosity of spirit, his compassion, his interest in people who were not famous.Murder, Sex, and the Writing Life: Norman Mailer’s Biography|Ronald K. Fried|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From the recipients of her generosity more is known than could have been learned from her.Alice Cogswell Bemis|Anonymous
The supplies from America have been divided with the conscientious desire to see American generosity help as far as could be.War Days in Brittany|Elsie Deming Jarves
I was treated with so much kindness that I was overwhelmed by their generosity.Saragossa|Benito Prez Galds
There are limits to my patience as there are limits to my generosity and my affection.The Moving Finger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Sarcastic compliments upon his generosity, replied to by as sincere expressions of respectful friendship.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for generosity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for generosity
early 15c., "nobility, goodness of race," from Latin generositatem (nominative generositas) "nobility, excellence, magnanimity," from generosus (see generous). Meaning "munificence" is recorded from 1670s.