noun, plural gen·er·os·i·ties.
- generic name,
- generous to a fault,
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
noun plural -ties
early 15c., "nobility, goodness of race," from Latin generositatem (nominative generositas) "nobility, excellence, magnanimity," from generosus (see generous). Meaning "munificence" is recorded from 1670s.