- extremely liberal in giving; very generous.
- characterized by great generosity: a munificent bequest.
Origin of munificent
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Antonyms for munificent
Related Words for munificentbeneficent, benevolent, big, big-hearted, bountiful, charitable, free, handsome, kind, lavish, liberal, loose, magnanimous, openhanded, philanthropic, rich, unsparing, bounteous, unstinting
Examples from the Web for munificent
Contemporary Examples of munificent
We remain a people powerful with ideas and capable of munificent grace.The True State of Our Independence: What Does America Stand For?
July 4, 2012
Historical Examples of munificent
I paid him over the munificent sum you intrusted to me for him.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Joe disposed of that consideration by a munificent wave of the hand.David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
And then he might not choose to accept her munificent offer!
We do hear of munificent donations by benevolent millionaires now and then.The Lock And Key Library
Poor Gustavo saw a munificent shower of tips vanishing into nothing.Jerry
- (of a person) very generous; bountiful
- (of a gift) generous; liberal
Word Origin for munificent
1580s, back-formation from munificence, or else from Latin munificent-, stem of munificus "bountiful, liberal, generous" (see munificence).