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Definition of Generous

  GENEROUS   adjective
Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons.  It now means noble by nature and is taking a bit of a rest.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?d?en?r?s adj. 1 giving or given freely. 2 magnanimous, noble-minded, unprejudiced. 3 a ample, abundant, copious (a generous portion). b (of wine) rich and full. °°generosity n. generously adv. generousness n. [OF genereus f. L generosus noble, magnanimous (as GENUS)]

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