generosity

[ jen-uh-ros-i-tee ]
/ ˌdʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti /

noun, plural gen·er·os·i·ties.

readiness or liberality in giving.
freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character.
a generous act: We thanked him for his many generosities.
largeness or fullness; amplitude.

Origin of generosity

1375–1425; late Middle English generosite < Latin generōsitās, equivalent to generōs(us) generous + -itās -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM generosity

o·ver·gen·er·os·i·ty, nounsu·per·gen·er·os·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for generosity

generosity
/ (ˌdʒɛnəˈrɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

willingness and liberality in giving away one's money, time, etc; magnanimity
freedom from pettiness in character and mind
a generous act
abundance; plenty
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