- Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous. [from 16th c.]
- Thank you for your generous words.
- Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed. [from 17th c.]
- She's been extremely generous with her winnings.
- Large, more than ample, copious. [from 17th c.]
- Add a generous helping of mayonnaise.
- (obsolete) Of noble birth. [16th-19th c.]
- See also Thesaurus:generous
noble in behaviour, magnanimous
of noble birth
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