- generic name,
- generous to a fault,
Origin of generous
Examples from the Web for generously
As Johnson generously observes, “If any dog had a right to mark its new territory, it was Churchill.”
At the below concert, he generously gave his microphone to an audience member in a wheelchair.Kanye West Stops Concert to Yell at Kid in Wheelchair, 'Stand Up!'|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the grad goes on to fame and riches you can take credit for generously providing the book that made all of the difference.10 Terrible Gift Ideas for Graduates From Dilbert Creator Scott Adams|Scott Adams|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He generously and cleverly gives them two, one piggybacking on the other.
Yet what he found at the end was the profound peace of the life well lived, and of love gained because so generously given.
Why not generously broaden this conception to include a third country?The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
By way of wardrobe accommodation, the back of the door was generously studded with hooks for hanging clothes.The Call of the Town|John Alexander Hammerton
For this sad blunder Lincoln generously, but fairly enough, took the blame to himself.Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I.|John T. Morse
How bravely and generously it did its work, forwarding the bread of the world, feeding and healing the farmers!Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
Kindly he extends his protection, and generously bestows his hospitality.Gaspar the Gaucho|Mayne Reid
Word Origin for generous
1580s, "of noble birth," from Middle French généreux, from Latin generosus "of noble birth," figuratively "magnanimous, generous," from genus (genitive generis) "race, stock" (see genus). Secondary senses of "unselfish" (1690s) and "plentiful" (1610s) were present in French and in Latin. Related: Generously; generousness.