munificent

[ myoo-nif-uh-suhnt ]
/ myuˈnɪf ə sənt /

adjective

extremely liberal in giving; very generous.
characterized by great generosity: a munificent bequest.

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Origin of munificent

First recorded in 1565–75; back formation from munificence or from Latin mūnificentia “generosity, bountifulness,” equivalent to mūnific(us) “generous, bountiful” (muni-, combining form of mūnus “service, duty, gift” + -ficus -fic) + -entia -ence

synonym study for munificent

1. See generous.

OTHER WORDS FROM munificent

mu·nif·i·cence, mu·nif·i·cent·ness, nounmu·nif·i·cent·ly, adverbun·mu·nif·i·cent, adjectiveun·mu·nif·i·cent·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH munificent

1. beneficent, munificent ; 2. magnificent, munificent .
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British Dictionary definitions for munificent

munificent
/ (mjuːˈnɪfɪsənt) /

adjective

(of a person) very generous; bountiful
(of a gift) generous; liberal

Derived forms of munificent

munificence or munificentness, nounmunificently, adverb

Word Origin for munificent

C16: back formation from Latin mūnificentia liberality, from mūnificus, from mūnus gift + facere to make
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