Definition of 'generous'
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Her idea was especially generous and such a kind thing to do. The Sun (2010)They gave him a generous gift and extended to him a formal blessing. Christianity Today (2000)She was a very nice lady and always very generous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You enjoy being generous but your time will mean more to a relative. The Sun (2009)We have already had some very generous donations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he was so generous and helpful. The Sun (2013)Use a generous amount of highlighting powder on the middle of the forehead. The Sun (2013)The moon tempts you to be too generous with your money and your time. The Sun (2011)Add a swirl of balsamic vinegar and a more generous one of olive oil. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The master bedroom is a generous size and the secluded rear garden has been landscaped. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More help is being lined up with your generous gifts. The Sun (2010)He was always very generous about the piece. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To give to such groups in warm economic times would be generous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our appeal has received some generous donations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The generous amount of marvellous archive footage here reminds us of better times. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The moon in your values chart means you may be too generous with money. The Sun (2009)Some smaller lenders offer more generous loan sizes but they often have tighter acceptance criteria. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Decent societies will always provide generous safety nets when families are weak or economic circumstances challenging. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You are the warmest, most generous and friendly boss. The Sun (2006)This generous nationalism went one stage farther, too. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is friendly and generous, using her earnings to aid a recently widowed neighbour. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)This year, those deals are especially generous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was so kind, so generous, so helpful. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'generous'
British English: generous /ˈdʒɛnərəs; ˈdʒɛnrəs/ ADJECTIVE
A generous person gives more of something, especially money, than is usual or expected.
He is generous with his money.
- American English: generous
- Arabic: كَرِيـم
- Brazilian Portuguese: generoso
- Chinese: 慷慨的
- Croatian: darežljiv
- Czech: štědrý
- Danish: generøs
- Dutch: vrijgevig
- European Spanish: generoso
- Finnish: antelias
- French: généreux
- German: großzügig
- Greek: γενναιόδωρος
- Italian: generoso
- Japanese: 気前のよい
- Korean: 인심 좋은
- Norwegian: sjenerøs
- Polish: hojny
- European Portuguese: generoso
- Romanian: generos
- Russian: щедрый
- Spanish: generoso
- Swedish: generös
- Thai: ใจกว้าง
- Turkish: cömert
- Ukrainian: щедрий
- Vietnamese: hào phóng
Definition of generous from the Collins English Dictionary
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