Giving or sharing money, goods, or time freely and willingly, especially more than is expected or required.


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UK English

Part of speech



Charitable, philanthropic, benevolent, munificent, liberal, unselfish, selfless


Stingy, miserly, ungenerous, greedy, selfish, parsimonious

Example sentences

  • The millionaire was known for his generous donations to various charities.
  • The chef was generous with her time and shared her cooking secrets with her students.
  • The parents were generous with their love and provided everything their children needed.


The town was filled with people who were known for their generous nature. They gave freely of their time, money, and resources to those in need. The local charity benefited greatly from their generosity and many lives were improved because of their kindness. They inspired others to be more generous and their legacy of giving will always be remembered in the town.