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gen·er·ous

generous

 
 
pronunciation:
je n rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: willing to give or share; not selfish.
She was generous and let her sister borrow the new CD.
synonyms:
bountiful, lavish, liberal
antonyms:
cheap, stingy
similar words:
profuse
definition 2: larger than average; abundant.
I ate a generous slice of pie.
synonyms:
abundant, bountiful, lavish, plentiful
antonyms:
small, stingy
similar words:
ample, extravagant, handsome, rich
derivations: generously (adv.), generousness (n.)
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The word generous contains the following parts:
gen, gener Latin and Greek root that means birth, origin, race, kind
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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